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June, 1960 An Elementary Proof of the AEP of Information Theory
A. J. Thomasian
Ann. Math. Statist. 31(2): 452-456 (June, 1960). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177705908


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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A. J. Thomasian. "An Elementary Proof of the AEP of Information Theory." Ann. Math. Statist. 31 (2) 452 - 456, June, 1960.


Published: June, 1960
First available in Project Euclid: 27 April 2007

zbMATH: 0117.12506
MathSciNet: MR120080
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177705908

Rights: Copyright © 1960 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.31 • No. 2 • June, 1960
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