A Mathematical Theory of Communication
by Claude Shannon
Number of pages: 79
The person who wrote this paper is the father of modern communication theory, Claude Shannon. In this seminal work Shannon presents results that were previously found nowhere else, and today many professors refer to it as the best exposition still on the subject of the mathematical limits on communication (such as bandwidth). Further, it laid the modern foundations for what is now coined Information Theory. Classic work.
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by Karl Petersen - AMS
The aim is to review the many facets of information, coding, and cryptography, including their uses throughout history and their mathematical underpinnings. Prerequisites included high-school mathematics and willingness to deal with unfamiliar ideas.
Data compression is useful in some situations because 'compressed data' will save time (in reading and on transmission) and space if compared to the unencoded information it represent. In this book, we describe the decompressor first.
by David J. C. MacKay - Cambridge University Press
A textbook on information theory, Bayesian inference and learning algorithms, useful for undergraduates and postgraduates students, and as a reference for researchers. Essential reading for students of electrical engineering and computer science.
by Gregory J. Chaitin - Springer
The final version of a course on algorithmic information theory and the epistemology of mathematics. The book discusses the nature of mathematics in the light of information theory, and sustains the thesis that mathematics is quasi-empirical.