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 YEAR: 1949
 ITEM: Book
 PUBLISHER: The University of Illinois Press: Urbana
RARITY: Not rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.

The Mathematical Theory of Communication

A view of the vintage The Mathematical Theory of Communication an important part of computer history
This is a seminal work in the field of computers (and also human communication). Dean Ridenour at the University of Illinois suggested that this book be printed in response to growing research in the field of communication theory. The book is actually a reprinting of two articles. The first, and by far the longest, is by Claude Shannon and addresses issues such as "noise" and "feedback" from a mathematical point of view. The second article, by Warren Weaver, takes a more human communication point of view and deals with issues such as "meaning" and "semantics".

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Front cover and spine of book. Face page of book. Discussion of how communication works.