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Handbook of Differential Entropy

Handbook of Differential Entropy (Paperback)

By Michalowicz, Joseph Victor
By Nichols, Jonathan M.
By Bucholtz, Frank

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One of the main issues in communications theory is measuring the ultimate data compression possible using the concept of entropy. While differential entropy may seem to be a simple extension of the discrete case, it is a more complex measure that often requires a more careful tre...atment. Handbook of Differential Entropy provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject for researchers and students in information theory. Unlike related books, this one brings together background material, derivations, and applications of differential entropy. The handbook first reviews probability theory as it enables an understanding of the core building block of entropy. The authors then carefully explain the concept of entropy, introducing both discrete and differential entropy. They present detailed derivations of differential entropy for numerous probability models and discuss challenges with interpreting and deriving differential entropy. They also show how differential entropy varies as a function of the model variance. Focusing on the application of differential entropy in several areas, the book describes common estimators of parametric and nonparametric differential entropy as well as properties of the estimators. It then uses the estimated differential entropy to estimate radar pulse delays when the corrupting noise source is non-Gaussian and to develop measures of coupling between dynamical system components.
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ISBN 9781138374799
Released AU 18 Sep 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781138374799
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Released 18 Sep 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Michalowicz, Joseph Victor
By Nichols, Jonathan M.
By Bucholtz, Frank
Category Probability & Statistics
General Theory of Computing
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 003.54015153
Weight 449g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

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