The Principle of Conservation of Entropy

  • Arnošt Veselý
  • Igor Vajda
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 136)


So far different costs were associated only with the letters of the code alphabet. In this section we treat some problems arising if the source symbols themselves have different costs. The most general case will be considered, i.e. the costs need not be deterministically connected with the source symbols.


Unit Cost Information Transmission Average Cost Cumulative Cost Entropy Rate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnošt Veselý
    • 1
  • Igor Vajda
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Cybernetics Research Group UHKTPrague
  2. 2.Czechoslovak Academy of SciencePrague

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