Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 1195-1202

Some properties of the divergence measure of information content as related to quantitative analyses

Karel Eckschlager and Vladimír Štěpánek

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and Institute of Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež


Some properties of the divergence measure of the information content of quantitative analysis results are introduced and it is shown how this measure describes the effect of the difference of a result obtained by the analysis from a preliminary one or from an anticipated value. In the same time the measure is compared to the decrease of uncertainty as expressed in terms of Shannon's entropy.