• Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series


There is a saying, attributed to Niels Bohr but apparently an old Danish proverb, that it is difficult to predict, especially the future. Therefore I will not engage in this extraordinarily difficult and involved task, but will restrict myself to illustrating some points which might be relevant.


Root Mean Square Velocity Private Tutor Ideal Observer Positive Real Root Radiation Laboratory 
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.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. and Bodmer, W. F. The Genetics of Human PopulationsW. H. Freeman umd Co., San Francisco, 1971.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Klein, M. J. “Maxwell, his demon and the second law of thermodynamics,” Amer Scientist 58, 1970, 84–97.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Lawson, J. L. AND Uhlenbeck, G. E. Threshold Signals, vol. 24, Radiation Laboratory Series, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1950.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kac, M. “A note on learning signal detection,” IRE Trans. on Informatton Theory 8, 1962, 126–128.CrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Kac, M. “Some mathematical models in science,” Science 166, 1969, 695–699.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Norman, M. F. Markoa Processes and Learning Models, Academic Press, New York, 1972Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kac, M. “Signal and noise problems,” Amer. Math. Monthly 61, 1954, 23–26.MathSciNetCrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and PhilosophyMITCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Courant InstituteNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations