Some Coding Problems and Theorems Relative to Sources Having a Utility Distribution

  • Giuseppe Longo
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 138)


It is generally felt that in Information Theory some quantities become possibly of interest on account of some coding theorem in which they arise in a natural way. So for instance Shannon’s entropy, although perhaps interesting on its own, becomes exceedingly important because of the existence of some deep theorems in which it plays a central role.


Average Cost Block Code Single Letter Random Experiment Utility Distribution 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Longo
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  1. 1.University of TriesteItaly

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