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Basic Concepts in Information Theory and Coding

The Adventures of Secret Agent 00111

  • Solomon W. Golomb
  • Robert E. Peile
  • Robert A. Scholtz

Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 1-62
  3. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 63-130
  4. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 131-205
  5. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 207-242
  6. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 243-308
  7. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 309-368
  8. Solomon W. Golomb, Robert E. Peile, Robert A. Scholtz
    Pages 369-418
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 419-431

About this book

Introduction

Basic Concepts in Information Theory and Coding is an outgrowth of a one­ semester introductory course that has been taught at the University of Southern California since the mid-1960s. Lecture notes from that course have evolved in response to student reaction, new technological and theoretical develop­ ments, and the insights of faculty members who have taught the course (in­ cluding the three of us). In presenting this material, we have made it accessible to a broad audience by limiting prerequisites to basic calculus and the ele­ mentary concepts of discrete probability theory. To keep the material suitable for a one-semester course, we have limited its scope to discrete information theory and a general discussion of coding theory without detailed treatment of algorithms for encoding and decoding for various specific code classes. Readers will find that this book offers an unusually thorough treatment of noiseless self-synchronizing codes, as well as the advantage of problem sections that have been honed by reactions and interactions of several gen­ erations of bright students, while Agent 00111 provides a context for the discussion of abstract concepts.

Keywords

Shannon coding communication communication system communication systems computer computer science information information theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Solomon W. Golomb
    • 1
  • Robert E. Peile
    • 2
  • Robert A. Scholtz
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Electrical Engineering and MathematicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Racal Research, LimitedReading, BerkshireUK
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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