The treatment of information theory, while theoretical and abstract, is quite elementary, making this text less daunting than many others. After presenting the fundamental definitions and results of the theory, the authors then apply the theory to memoryless, discrete channels with zeroth-order, one-state sources.
The chapters on data compression acquaint students with a myriad of lossless compression methods and then introduce two lossy compression methods. Students emerge from this study competent in a wide range of techniques. The authors' presentation is highly practical but includes some important proofs, either in the text or in the exercises, so instructors can, if they choose, place more emphasis on the mathematics.
Introduction to Information Theory and Data Compression, Second Edition is ideally suited for an upper-level or graduate course for students in mathematics, engineering, and computer science.
Expanded discussion of the historical and theoretical basis of information theory that builds a firm, intuitive grasp of the subject
Reorganization of theoretical results along with new exercises, ranging from the routine to the more difficult, that reinforce students' ability to apply the definitions and results in specific situations.
Simplified treatment of the algorithm(s) of Gallager and Knuth
Discussion of the information rate of a code and the trade-off between error correction and information rate
Treatment of probabilistic finite state source automata, including basic resul
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
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