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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 417-423

Weighted additive information measures

Institute for Analysis, University of Braunschweig, Pockelsstr. 14, Braunschweig D 3300, Germany

Received 26 January 1989; Revised 25 May 1990

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We determine all measurable functions I,G,L:[0,1] satisfying the functional equation i=1nj=1mI(pi,qj)=i=1nj=1mG(pi)I(qj)+i=1nj=1mL(qj)I(pi) for PΓn, QΓm and for a fixed pair (n,m), n3, m3, where G(0)=L(0)=0 and G(1)=L(1)=1. This functional equation has interesting applications in information theory.