By Nailong Wu
40 years in the past, in 1957, the main of extreme Entropy was once first intro duced by means of Jaynes into the sphere of statistical mechanics. in view that that seminal booklet, this precept has been followed in lots of components of technological know-how and know-how past its preliminary program. it's now present in spectral research, photograph recovery and a couple of branches ofmathematics and physics, and has develop into higher often called the utmost Entropy procedure (MEM). this day MEM is a robust skill to house ill-posed difficulties, and masses study paintings is dedicated to it. my very own examine within the region ofMEM all started in 1980, whilst i used to be a grad uate scholar within the division of electric Engineering on the college of Sydney, Australia. This examine paintings was once the root of my Ph.D. the sis, the utmost Entropy approach and Its program in Radio Astronomy, accomplished in 1985. in addition to carrying on with my learn in MEM after commencement, I taught a process an analogous identify on the Graduate tuition, chinese language Academy of Sciences, Beijingfrom 1987to 1990. supplying the path used to be theimpetus for constructing a established method of the knowledge of MEM and writing enormous quantities of pages of lecture notes.