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review 2017-03-13 18:37
Information Theory, James Stone
Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduct... Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction - James V. Stone

Eggzellent stuff!

 

 

What a great intro to a subject I found fascinating and is widely applicable: Digital communications, computing, neuro-science and other biological sciences, linguistics (a favourite) and then there's my secret application that made me want to read the book in the first place...but you won't find it in the book. There is a proper glossary of technical terms, something that long term readers of my reviews know I think is essential and yet all too frequently absent. There are also appendices on various topics in probability and statistics that are relevant and you may be unfamiliar with or in need of a quick refresher about. This is also good textbook writing, in my view, as is including XKCD cartoons (with permission). The latter are even relevant!

 

I found it straightforward to follow what was going on despite having been solidly rebuffed by my previous encounters with the subject. I think this is mainly because some opaque terminology is properly and thoroughly defined and explained and put into a practical context as soon as possible. I strongly recommend this if you ever have a need to learn the basics of the subject and thanks to whomever recommended it to me!

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text 2017-03-13 08:49
Reading progress update: I've read 185 out of 260 pages.
Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduct... Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction - James V. Stone

Stone says there is an energy limit (Landauer's Limit) below which acquiring information is impossible. This 0.693 Joules/bit. This apparently contradicts Feynman in his Lectures on Computation. The solution; Landauer's limit applies only to IRREVERSIBLE computations, where-as Feynman is talking about REVERSIBLE computing.

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text 2017-03-09 06:05
Top 6 Engineering Colleges in Mumbai

College aspirants from all over India prefer to study in Mumbai as this city is home to some of the top universities and colleges in India. There are many engineering colleges in Mumbai which provide quality education to those who want to become successful engineers.

 

The students can choose from different branches of engineering programs. Engineering colleges in Mumbai have produced many renowned engineers. If you’re also planning to pursue engineering in the city of dreams, here’s a list of top engineering colleges in mumbai that you should keep in mind-

 

  1. The second oldest and most elite Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay takes the first place in the list of best engineering colleges in Mumbai.

 

  1. With the extremely efficient cadres and management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS University) takes the second place. This college offers Mechatronic Course along with other generic streams.

 

  1. By focusing on training and research in various branches of chemical engineering and chemical technology, the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) is considered as one of the leading institutes for engineering aspirants in India.

 

  1. DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering is named after the industrialist Dwarakadas J Sanghvi. The Institute offers eight engineering programs and gives preference to students who come from an economicallyweak background and have good grades.

 

  1. The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia, having been founded in the year 1887. It is one of the most sought-after colleges in the city till date.

 

  1. If you want to choose the allied branches of Engineering, Technology and Information technology then KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT) Institute is an excellent choice for you.

 

Depending on their course preference, the students can choose from any of the top engineering colleges in Mumbai. If you’re planning to pursue engineering, it is important to keep yourself updated on the admission process, entrance examination and other eligibility criteria.

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text 2017-03-03 09:18
Reading progress update: I've read 138 out of 260 pages.
Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduct... Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction - James V. Stone

I'm finding this to be an excellent intro to the field.

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text 2017-02-24 17:00
Reading progress update: I've read 92 out of 260 pages.
Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduct... Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction - James V. Stone

Yep; looks like I can use Mutual Information if I can obtain an appropriate table of probabilities of input and output for the system I have in mind. I need to check more thoroughly if anything like it has been done before. Pretty exciting!

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