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An Elementary Proof of the AEP of Information Theory

A. J. Thomasian
The Annals of Mathematical Statistics
Vol. 31, No. 2 (Jun., 1960), pp. 452-456
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2237961
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An Elementary Proof of the AEP of Information Theory
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Abstract

Properties of the sequence of random variables -(1/n) log p are obtained for an arbitrary, not necessarily ergodic or stationary, information source. These permit an elementary combinatorial proof of the AEP (asymptotic equipartition property).

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