Who is the father of the mathematical theory of communication?

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Q. Who is the father of the mathematical theory of communication? (December 2022, UGC NET)

1. Marshall Mcluhan

2. Wilbar Schramm

3. Shannon and Weaver

4. Osgood

Correct Ans: (3)

Explanation: Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver are credited with developing the mathematical theory of communication, which revolutionized how we understand and manage information transfer. Their model, introduced in 1948, provided a systematic framework for encoding, transmitting, and decoding information, emphasizing the importance of signal integrity and noise reduction. This foundational theory has had profound implications across various fields, including telecommunications, computer science, and information theory.

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