## Information Theory and Network Coding [electronic resource] / by Raymond W. Yeung.

Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Information Technology Transmission Processing and Storage: Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2008Description: XX, 580 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387792347Subject(s): Engineering | Data structures (Computer science) | Distribution (Probability theory) | Telecommunication | Engineering | Communications Engineering, Networks | Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory | Probability Theory and Stochastic ProcessesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.382 LOC classification: TK1-9971Online resources: Click here to access onlineThe Science of Information -- The Science of Information -- Fundamentals of Network Coding -- Information Measures -- Information Measures -- Zero-Error Data Compression -- Weak Typicality -- Strong Typicality -- Discrete Memoryless Channels -- Rate-Distortion Theory -- The Blahut–Arimoto Algorithms -- Differential Entropy -- Continuous-Valued Channels -- Markov Structures -- Information Inequalities -- Shannon-Type Inequalities -- Beyond Shannon-Type Inequalities -- Entropy and Groups -- Fundamentals of Network Coding -- The Max-Flow Bound -- Single-Source Linear Network Coding: Acyclic Networks -- Single-Source Linear Network Coding: Cyclic Networks -- Multi-source Network Coding.

Information Theory and Network Coding consists of two parts: Components of Information Theory, and Fundamentals of Network Coding Theory. Part I is a rigorous treatment of information theory for discrete and continuous systems. In addition to the classical topics, there are such modern topics as the I-Measure, Shannon-type and non-Shannon-type information inequalities, and a fundamental relation between entropy and group theory. With information theory as the foundation, Part II is a comprehensive treatment of network coding theory with detailed discussions on linear network codes, convolutional network codes, and multi-source network coding. Other important features include: Derivations that are from the first principle A large number of examples throughout the book Many original exercise problems Easy-to-use chapter summaries Two parts that can be used separately or together for a comprehensive course Information Theory and Network Coding is for senior undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics. This work can also be used as a reference for professional engineers in the area of communications.

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