Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1957. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE FIRST PRESENTATION OF THE MAXIMUM ENTROPY THEORY OF THERMODYNAMICS (MaxEnt). “These techniques are relevant to any situation requiring prediction from incomplete or insufficient data (e.g., image reconstruction, signal processing, spectral analysis and inverse problems)” (Wikipedia).
Edwin Thompson Jaynes was an American physicist who “wrote extensively on statistical mechanics and on foundations of probability and statistical inference” (ibid).
MaxEnt “views equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as inference processes. More specifically, MaxEnt applies inference techniques rooted in Shannon information theory, Bayesian probability, and the principle of maximum entropy” (ibid). Item #555
CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Original Wraps. Complete. Very, very faint library stamps on front and rear wrap (see scan). Professionally rebacked at the spine, very light library stamp on front and rear wrap. 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Original paper wraps – tight and solid -- in very good condition in every way.