The Description

  • Robert E. Ulanowicz


With the rather long prologue now over, it is time to begin the promised description of growth and development. In Chapter 5, it became clear that the success of information theory is owed to the fact that the logarithmic form of the entropy function is unique in fulfilling certain desiderata. The verbal, intuitive concepts are most fundamental and are given concrete quantitative expression in the consequent mathematical definitions. Information theory is built around a superb mathematical definition that assigns a number to common notions.


Average Mutual Information Development Capacity Gross National Product Residual Flow Joint Entropy 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
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  1. 1.Chesapeake Biological LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandSolomonsUSA

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