Elements of Information Theory
The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material
The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory.
All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points.
The Second Edition features:
* Chapters reorganized to improve teaching
* 200 new problems
* New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity
* Updated references
Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications.
An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
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Cover and Thomas is THE classic information theory textbook. Here, the authors took on the ambitious task of making a comprehensive survey of (the still evolving) information theory. Admittedly, I got ... Read full review
1 Introduction and Preview
2 Entropy Relative Entropy and Mutual Information
3 Asymptotic Equipartition Property
4 Entropy Rates of a Stochastic Process
5 Data Compression
6 Gambling and Data Compression
7 Channel Capacity
8 Differential Entropy
12 Maximum Entropy
13 Universal Source Coding
14 Kolmogorov Complexity
15 Network Information Theory
16 Information Theory and Portfolio Theory
17 Inequalities in Information Theory
List of Symbols