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Author Von Baeyer, Hans Christian.

Title Information : the new language of science / Hans Christian von Baeyer.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.

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 Moore Stacks  Q223 .V66 2004    Available  ---
Description xiv, 258 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-247) and index.
Contents Electric rain : information in our lives -- The spell of Democritus : why information will transform physics -- In-formation : the roots fo the concept -- Counting bits : the scientific measure of information -- Abstraction : beyond concrete reality -- The book of life : genetic information -- A battle among giants : reductionism and emergence -- The oracle of Copenhagen : science is about information -- Figuring the odds : how probability measures information -- Counting digits : the ubiquitous logarithm -- The message on the tombstone : the meaning of entropy -- Randomness : the flip side of information -- Electric information : from Morse to Shannon -- Noise : nuisance and necessity -- Ultimate speed : the information speed limit -- Unpacking information : the computer in the service of physics -- Bioinformatics : biology meets information technology -- Information is physical : the cost of forgetting -- The quantum gadget : quantum weirdness brought to light -- A game of beads : the wonder of superposition -- The Quiubit : information in the quantum age -- Quantum computing : putting Qubits to work -- Black holes : where information goes to hide -- Bits, bucks, hits and nuts : information theory beyond Shannon -- Zeilinger's principle : information at the root of reality.
Subject Communication in science.
ISBN 0674013875 (alk. paper)