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Mathematical Theory of Communication

  • By: Klaus Krippendorff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Claude Shannon's mathematical theory of communication concerns quantitative limits of mediated communication. The theory has a history in cryptography and of measuring telephone traffic. Paralleling work by U.S. cybernetician Norbert Wiener and Soviet logician Andrei N. ...

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