Entropy power inequality for the Rényi entropy

Sergey G. Bobkov, Gennadiy P. Chistyakov

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The classical entropy power inequality is extended to the Rényi entropy. We also discuss the question of the existence of the entropy for sums of independent random variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6990605
Pages (from-to)708-714
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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  • Renyi entropy
  • entropy power inequality


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