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This book is an introduction, for mathematics students, to the theories of information and codes. They are usually treated separately but, as both address the problem of communication through noisy channels (albeit from different directions), the authors have been able to exploit the connection to give a reasonably self-contained treatment, relating the probabilistic and algebraic viewpoints. The style is discursive and, as befits the subject, plenty of examples and exercises are provided. Some examples and exercises are provided. Some examples of computer codes are given to provide concrete illustrations of abstract ideas.
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- Date Published: November 1991
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521406062
- length: 226 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 155 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Economical representations: noiseless coding
2. Properties of a message source
3. Reliable transmission
4. Channel coding theorems
5. Error-control codes
6. Cyclic codes
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