Elements of Information Theory

Author: Thomas M. Cover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118585771
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Computers

The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem setsand material The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains thebook's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readersare provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics,physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered indetail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, ratedistortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. Theauthors provide readers with a solid understanding of theunderlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphicsummary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. Thehistorical notes that follow each chapter recap the mainpoints. The Second Edition features: * Chapters reorganized to improve teaching * 200 new problems * New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedbackcapacity * Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements ofInformation Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-levelundergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering,statistics, and telecommunications. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment.

Elements of Information Theory

Author: Cover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126508140
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre:

· Entropy, Relative Entropy and Mutual Information· The Asymptotic Equipartition Property· Entropy Rates of a Stochastic Process· Data Compression· Gambling and Data Compression· Kolmogorov Complexity· Channel Capacity· Differential Entropy· The Gaussian Channel· Maximum Entropy and Spectral Estimation· Information Theory and Statistics· Rate Distortion Theory· Network Information Theory· Information Theory and the Stock Market· Inequalities in Information Theory

Elements of Information Theory

Author: Thomas M. Cover
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471241954
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Genre: Computers

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.

An Introduction to Information Theory

Author: Fazlollah M. Reza
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158440
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Mathematics

Graduate-level study for engineering students presents elements of modern probability theory, information theory, coding theory, more. Emphasis on sample space, random variables, capacity, etc. Many reference tables and extensive bibliography. 1961 edition.

Uncertainty Based Information

Author: George Klir
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790812420
Release Date: 1999-10-19
Genre: Mathematics

Information is precious. It reduces our uncertainty in making decisions. Knowledge about the outcome of an uncertain event gives the possessor an advantage. It changes the course of lives, nations, and history itself. Information is the food of Maxwell's demon. His power comes from know ing which particles are hot and which particles are cold. His existence was paradoxical to classical physics and only the realization that information too was a source of power led to his taming. Information has recently become a commodity, traded and sold like or ange juice or hog bellies. Colleges give degrees in information science and information management. Technology of the computer age has provided access to information in overwhelming quantity. Information has become something worth studying in its own right. The purpose of this volume is to introduce key developments and results in the area of generalized information theory, a theory that deals with uncertainty-based information within mathematical frameworks that are broader than classical set theory and probability theory. The volume is organized as follows.

Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory

Author: Alexei Ashikhmin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821871102
Release Date:
Genre: Mathematics

Collected here are papers that were presented at or inspired by the DIMACS workshop, Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory (Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ). Among the topics discussed are universal data compression, graph theoretical ideas in the construction of codes and lattices, decoding algorithms, and computation of capacity in various communications schemes. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in coding and information theory.

Science and Information Theory

Author: Leon Brillouin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486439186
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

A classic source for understanding the connections between information theory and physics, this text was written by one of the giants of 20th-century physics and is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Topics include the principles of coding, coding problems and solutions, the analysis of signals, a summary of thermodynamics, thermal agitation and Brownian motion, and thermal noise in an electric circuit. A discussion of the negentropy principle of information introduces the author's renowned examination of Maxwell's demon. Concluding chapters explore the associations between information theory, the uncertainty principle, and physical limits of observation, in addition to problems related to computing, organizing information, and inevitable errors.

Introduction to Digital Communication Systems

Author: Krzysztof Wesolowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695196
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Combining theoretical knowledge and practical applications, this advanced-level textbook covers the most important aspects of contemporary digital communication systems. Introduction to Digital Communication Systems focuses on the rules of functioning digital communication system blocks, starting with the performance limits set by the information theory. Drawing on information relating to turbo codes and LDPC codes, the text presents the basic methods of error correction and detection, followed by baseband transmission methods, and single- and multi-carrier digital modulations. The basic properties of several physical communication channels used in digital communication systems are explained, showing the transmission and reception methods on channels suffering from intersymbol interference. The text also describes the most recent developments in the transmission techniques specific to wireless communications used both in wireline and wireless systems. The case studies are a unique feature of this book, illustrating elements of the theory developed in each chapter. Introduction to Digital Communication Systems provides a concise approach to digital communications, with practical examples and problems to supplement the text. There is also a companion website featuring an instructors’ solutions manual and presentation slides to aid understanding. Offers theoretical and practical knowledge in a self-contained textbook on digital communications Explains basic rules of recent achievements in digital communication systems such as MIMO, turbo codes, LDPC codes, OFDMA, SC-FDMA Provides problems at the end of each chapter with an instructors’ solutions manual on the companion website Includes case studies and representative communication system examples such as DVB-S, GSM, UMTS, 3GPP-LTE

A Farewell to Entropy

Author: Arieh Ben-Naim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812707062
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term ?entropy? with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of the ?driving force? of many processes in terms of informational changes and dispel the mystery that has always enshrouded entropy.It has been 140 years since Clausius coined the term ?entropy?; almost 50 years since Shannon developed the mathematical theory of ?information? ? subsequently renamed ?entropy.? In this book, the author advocates replacing ?entropy? by ?information,? a term that has become widely used in many branches of science.The author also takes a new and bold approach to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Information is used not only as a tool for predicting distributions but as the fundamental cornerstone concept of thermodynamics, held until now by the term ?entropy.? The topics covered include the fundamentals of probability and information theory; the general concept of information as well as the particular concept of information as applied in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur?Tetrode equation for the entropy of an ideal gas from purely informational arguments; the fundamental formalism of statistical mechanics; and many examples of simple processes the ?driving force? for which is analyzed in terms of information.

An Information Theoretic Approach to Neural Computing

Author: Gustavo Deco
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387946667
Release Date: 1996-02-08
Genre: Computers

Neural networks provide a powerful new technology to model and control nonlinear and complex systems. In this book, the authors present a detailed formulation of neural networks from the information-theoretic viewpoint. They show how this perspective provides new insights into the design theory of neural networks. In particular they show how these methods may be applied to the topics of supervised and unsupervised learning including feature extraction, linear and non-linear independent component analysis, and Boltzmann machines. Readers are assumed to have a basic understanding of neural networks, but all the relevant concepts from information theory are carefully introduced and explained. Consequently, readers from several different scientific disciplines, notably cognitive scientists, engineers, physicists, statisticians, and computer scientists, will find this to be a very valuable introduction to this topic.

Introduction to Coding and Information Theory

Author: Steven Roman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387947043
Release Date: 1996-11-26
Genre: Computers

This book is intended to introduce coding theory and information theory to undergraduate students of mathematics and computer science. It begins with a review of probablity theory as applied to finite sample spaces and a general introduction to the nature and types of codes. The two subsequent chapters discuss information theory: efficiency of codes, the entropy of information sources, and Shannon's Noiseless Coding Theorem. The remaining three chapters deal with coding theory: communication channels, decoding in the presence of errors, the general theory of linear codes, and such specific codes as Hamming codes, the simplex codes, and many others.

Technen Elements of Recent History of Information Technologies with Epistemological Conclusions

Author: Andrzej Piotr Wierzbicki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319090337
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Computers

The book expresses the conviction that the art of creating tools – Greek techne – changes its character together with the change of civilization epochs and co-determines such changes. This does not mean that tools typical for a civilization epoch determine it completely, but they change our way of perceiving and interpreting the world. There might have been many such epochs in the history of human civilization (much more than the three waves of agricultural, industrial and information civilization). This is expressed by the title Technen of the book, where n denotes a subsequent civilization epoch. During last fifty years we observed a decomposition of the old episteme (understood as a way of creating and interpreting knowledge characteristic for a given civilization epoch) of modernism, which was an episteme typical for industrial civilization. Today, the world is differently understood by the representatives of three different cultural spheres: of strict and natural sciences; of human and social sciences (especially by their part inclined towards postmodernism) and technical sciences that have a different episteme than even that of strict and natural sciences. Thus, we observe today not two cultures, but three different episteme. The book consists of four parts. First contains basic epistemological observations, second is devoted to selected elements of recent history of information technologies, third contains more detailed epistemological and general discussions, fourth specifies conclusions. The book is written from the cognitive perspective of technical sciences, with a full awareness – and discussion – of its differences from the cognitive perspective of strict sciences or human and social sciences. The main thesis of the book is that informational revolution will probably lead to a formation of a new episteme. The book includes discussions of many issues related to such general perspective, such as what is technology proper; what is intuition from a perspective of technology and of evolutionary naturalism; what are the reasons for and how large are the delays between a fundamental invention and its broad social utilization; what is the fundamental logical error (using paradoxes that are not real, only apparent) of the tradition of sceptical philosophy; what are rational foundations and examples of emergence of order out of chaos; whether civilization development based on two positive feedbacks between science, technology and the market might lead inevitably to a self-destruction of human civilization; etc.

Space time Codes and MIMO Systems

Author: Mohinder Jankiraman
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580538665
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Annotation "This resource takes professionals step by step from the basics of MIMO through various coding techniques, to critical topics such as multiplexing and packet transmission. Practical examples are emphasized and mathematics is kept to a minimum, so readers can quickly and thoroughly understand the essentials of MIMO. The book takes a systems view of MIMO technology that helps professionals analyze the benefits and drawbacks of any MIMO system."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fundamentals of Information Theory and Coding Design

Author: Roberto Togneri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203998103
Release Date: 2003-01-13
Genre: Mathematics

Books on information theory and coding have proliferated over the last few years, but few succeed in covering the fundamentals without losing students in mathematical abstraction. Even fewer build the essential theoretical framework when presenting algorithms and implementation details of modern coding systems. Without abandoning the theoretical foundations, Fundamentals of Information Theory and Coding Design presents working algorithms and implementations that can be used to design and create real systems. The emphasis is on the underlying concepts governing information theory and the mathematical basis for modern coding systems, but the authors also provide the practical details of important codes like Reed-Solomon, BCH, and Turbo codes. Also setting this text apart are discussions on the cascading of information channels and the additivity of information, the details of arithmetic coding, and the connection between coding of extensions and Markov modelling. Complete, balanced coverage, an outstanding format, and a wealth of examples and exercises make this an outstanding text for upper-level students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering and a valuable reference for telecommunications engineers and coding theory researchers.

Advanced Quantum Communications

Author: Sandor Imre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118337455
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Computers

The book provides an overview of the most advanced quantum informational geometric techniques, which can help quantum communication theorists analyze quantum channels, such as security or additivity properties. Each section addresses an area of major research of quantum information theory and quantum communication networks. The authors present the fundamental theoretical results of quantum information theory, while also presenting the details of advanced quantum ccommunication protocols with clear mathematical and information theoretical background. This book bridges the gap between quantum physics, quantum information theory, and practical engineering.