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Mathematical Theory of Entropy : Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications - Nathaniel F. G. Martin

Mathematical Theory of Entropy

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications

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This excellent treatment of the mathematical theory of entropy gives an accessible exposition of the ways in which this idea has been applied to information theory, ergodic theory, topological dynamics and statistical mechanics. Scientists who want a quick understanding of how entropy is applied in disciplines not their own, or simply desire a better understanding of the mathematical foundation of the entropy function will find this to be a valuable book.

' ... concentrates on giving a self-contained treatment of probability theory, measure theory, and ergodic theory along with a detailed treatment of the major properties of entropy. ... In conclusion, this book is an excellent encyclopedic work on the mathematical theory of entropy'. Current Science

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Section editor's statement
Preface
Special symbols
Topics from probability theory
Entropy and information
Information theory
Ergodic theory
Topological dynamics
Statistical mechanics
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521302326
ISBN-10: 0521302323
Series: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 21st January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.58