Maximum Entropy in Action: A Collection of Expository Essays

Paperback | August 1, 1991

EditorBrian Buck, Vincent A. Macaulay

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The powerful new technique of maximum entropy, which has its roots in probability theory, provides a much needed extension of the established principles of rational inference in the sciences. It allows the interpretation of incomplete and noisy data, to provide a description of the underlyingphysical system, and has found application in both practical and theoretical studies ranging form image enhancement to nuclear physics, from statistical mechanics to economics. This book is a diverse collection of introductory articles based on a series of interdisciplinary lectures covering the fundamentals of the maximum entropy approach and Bayesian methods, as well as the application of the method to various problems of data analysis in the physical sciences.

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The powerful new technique of maximum entropy, which has its roots in probability theory, provides a much needed extension of the established principles of rational inference in the sciences. It allows the interpretation of incomplete and noisy data, to provide a description of the underlyingphysical system, and has found application i...

Vincent A. Macaulay is at University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:August 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`The volume is rather welcome not only because it is almost unique in this field, but also because it spans commendably the gulf between elementary ideas and their technical applications ... a collection of nice expositions that can provide a solid introduction to the use of maximum-entropytechniques in data analysis, and in that sense fills a definite need.'W.T. Grandy, University of Wyoming, Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1995