An Introduction to Information Theory

Author: John R. Pierce
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134970
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Computers

Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology, and art. 1980 edition.

Lady Luck

Author: Warren Weaver
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150918
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Mathematics

This witty, nontechnical introduction to probability elucidates such concepts as permutations, independent events, mathematical expectation, the law of averages and more. No advanced math required. 49 drawings.

Geometry A Comprehensive Course

Author: Dan Pedoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131733
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Mathematics

Introduction to vector algebra in the plane; circles and coaxial systems; mappings of the Euclidean plane; similitudes, isometries, Moebius transformations, much more. Includes over 500 exercises.

Probability Theory

Author: Y. A. Rozanov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486321141
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: Mathematics

This clear exposition begins with basic concepts and moves on to combination of events, dependent events and random variables, Bernoulli trials and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem, and more. Includes 150 problems, many with answers.

Introduction to Combinatorial Analysis

Author: John Riordan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486154404
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

Introductory text surveys the theory of permutations and combinations associated with elementary algebra; the principle of inclusion and exclusion; and the theory of distributions and partitions in cyclic representation. Includes problems. 1958 edition.

Mathematics and Logic

Author: Mark Kac
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486670850
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Philosophy

Fascinating study of the origin and nature of mathematical thought, including relation of mathematics and science, 20th-century developments, impact of computers, and more.Includes 34 illustrations. 1968 edition."

Introduction to Graph Theory

Author: Richard J. Trudeau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318660
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Mathematics

Aimed at "the mathematically traumatized," this text offers nontechnical coverage of graph theory, with exercises. Discusses planar graphs, Euler's formula, Platonic graphs, coloring, the genus of a graph, Euler walks, Hamilton walks, more. 1976 edition.

Theoretical Physics

Author: Georg Joos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318530
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Science

Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.

Number Theory

Author: George E. Andrews
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486135106
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Mathematics

Undergraduate text uses combinatorial approach to accommodate both math majors and liberal arts students. Covers the basics of number theory, offers an outstanding introduction to partitions, plus chapters on multiplicativity-divisibility, quadratic congruences, additivity, and more

An Introduction to Information Theory

Author: Fazlollah M. Reza
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158440
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Mathematics

Graduate-level study for engineering students presents elements of modern probability theory, information theory, coding theory, more. Emphasis on sample space, random variables, capacity, etc. Many reference tables and extensive bibliography. 1961 edition.

Almost All about Waves

Author: John R. Pierce
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106019142436
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

This text considers waves the great unifying concept of physics, employing minimal mathematics to explore behavior common to earthquake waves, ocean waves, sound waves, and mechanical waves. 1974 edition.

Probability Theory

Author: Alfred Renyi
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486458670
Release Date: 2007-05-11
Genre: Mathematics

The founder of Hungary's Probability Theory School, A. Rényi made significant contributions to virtually every area of mathematics. This introductory text is the product of his extensive teaching experience and is geared toward readers who wish to learn the basics of probability theory, as well as those who wish to attain a thorough knowledge in the field. Based on the author's lectures at the University of Budapest, this text requires no preliminary knowledge of probability theory. Readers should, however, be familiar with other branches of mathematics, including a thorough understanding of the elements of the differential and integral calculus and the theory of real and complex functions. These well-chosen problems and exercises illustrate the algebras of events, discrete random variables, characteristic functions, and limit theorems. The text concludes with an extensive appendix that introduces information theory.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132280
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Science

Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.