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Need great books on great topics

  1. Sep 26, 2007 #1
    I need a book on advanced information theory. It should be more towards computers and communication than theoritical physics. It would also be great if some one could suggest books on probability, optimization, curve fitting and modelling. So, mathematicians here, tell me your favourites.
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  3. Sep 26, 2007 #2

    Chris Hillman

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    This seems to be very similar to the question recently asked here at PF by (?) someone else ; see https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1442908#post1442908

    When you say "information theory", do you mean Shannon's information theory? See the PF thread "What is Information?" at https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=183900&highlight=What+is+information if you don't understand the question. I already offered some reading recommendations in that thread, but see the first thread I cited for my cautionary comments regarding "great books".
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2007
  4. Sep 27, 2007 #3
    Thanks for that! I meant Shannons information theory. And I just wanted to know the favourites of many people so that I can consolidate and get a book that most prefer. And I won't complain it on others, I am willing to take the best even from the least.

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