The exponential distribution in information theory

S. Verdu

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The exponential distribution is shown to lead to theory-information formulas which are very similar to their analogs in the Gaussian case. These formulas are ones for mutual information between a random value and its sum with exponentially distributed value, when the saddle point property is satisfied, velocity as distortion function for Poisson process, capacity of a channel with one user and a channel of multiple access with additive exponential noise as well as for capacity of controlled Markov processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-111
Number of pages12
JournalProblemy Peredachi Informatsii
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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