The Transformability of Information

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 1198234 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2015Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (34 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Summary: What is information? Explore the surprising answer of American mathematician Claude Shannon, who concluded that information is the ability to distinguish reliably among possible alternatives. Consider why this idea was so revolutionary, and see how it led to the concept of the bit-the basic unit of information..
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What is information? Explore the surprising answer of American mathematician Claude Shannon, who concluded that information is the ability to distinguish reliably among possible alternatives. Consider why this idea was so revolutionary, and see how it led to the concept of the bit-the basic unit of information..

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