Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology

An Introduction to Single-User Information Theory

Authors: Alajaji, Fady, Chen, Po-Ning

  • Fosters an in-depth understanding of the concepts covered
  • Offers a concise discussion of the main pillars of Shannon’s information theory
  • Is ideal for a one-semester foundational course on information theory
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This book presents a succinct and mathematically rigorous treatment of the main pillars of Shannon’s information theory, discussing the fundamental concepts and indispensable results of Shannon’s mathematical theory of communications. It includes five meticulously written core chapters (with accompanying problems), emphasizing the key topics of information measures; lossless and lossy data compression; channel coding; and joint source-channel coding for single-user (point-to-point) communications systems. It also features two appendices covering necessary background material in real analysis and in probability theory and stochastic processes.

 

The book is ideal for a one-semester foundational course on information theory for senior undergraduate and entry-level graduate students in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and computing and information sciences. A comprehensive instructor’s solutions manual is available.


About the authors

Fady Alajaji is a professor of Mathematics and Engineering at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He received a B.E. degree with distinction from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1988, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, in 1990 and 1994, respectively.In 2001, he was a recipient of the Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Province of Ontario in recognition for his research in “the theory and practice of joint source-channel coding in telecommunication systems.” His research interests include information theory, applied probability, joint source-channel coding, error control coding, data compression and digital communications. Po-Ning Chen is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan. He received B.E. and M.Sc. degrees from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, in 1994. He was a recipient of the 2000 Young Scholar Paper Award from the Academia Sinica, Taiwan.He was also selected as the NCTU Outstanding Tutor Teacher in 2013 and 2014, and received the NCTU Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014. His research interests include information and coding theory, large deviations theory, distributed detection and sensor networks.

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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8001-2
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. $69.99
price for USA
  • Due: July 6, 2018
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8000-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Single-User Information Theory
Authors
Series Title
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8001-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-8000-5
Series ISSN
1867-5506
Edition Number
1
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