SOI:What is information

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  • Topic: What is information?
  • Authors: Douglas Blank, Bryn Mawr College;
  • Dependencies: Python, Statistics
  • License(s): Creative Commons, Share, with attribution;
  • Audience: Undergraduate;
  • Development Status: In development
  • Lectures [1]: 2 lectures
  • Keywords: information, entropy

[1] - (2 lectures per week, minimum of 1 lecture, recommended max of 6 lectures)


This module explores the idea of information from a variety of perspectives, include philosophical and scientific.


  1. This is a reference
  2. This is a reference
  4. C.E. Shannon, "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", Bell System Technical Journal, vol. 27, pp. 379–423, 623-656, July, October, 1948

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