# Shannon's equation

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**Shannon's equation** specifies the quantity of an information stream produced by an ergodic source. It is given with

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*p* denotes the probability of the associated event, *H* is referred to as the entropy of the information source.

## ReferenceEdit

- Shannon, W. Weaver,
*The Mathematical Theory of Communication*, University of Illinois Press, 1963, ISBN 0252725484