"This book is recommended reading, both as a textbook and as a reference." (Computing Reviews.com, December 28, 2006)
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.
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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.
The authors are the main reference in information theory and present it in a good paced book.
Cover and Thomas' book "Elements of Information Theory" is written for the reader who is interested in these eclectic and exciting applications of Information Theory.
I never once had to obtain help solving the problems, but frequently had to obtain clarification of what the problems were asking.
I recommend this product to anyone studying Information Theory. It is very clear and uses modern nomenclature. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Victor P. Allard
The book is very ínteresting and clear!!
El libro es muy bueno e interesante!!!
Lo recomiendo 100 % !! .
It may be the only book on the subject. good luck finding another. Material is covered very loosley with no examples at all.Published 7 months ago by Biff
This book is a classic material for studying information theory, and it is a good book in general. However, there are many places in this book where you will find the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by hip
Authoritative, comprehensive, clearly written, nicely produced. Valuable bibliography (608 entries). Serves needs both of non-expert readers as well as specialists.Published 10 months ago by Nicholas Wheeler
The authors are the main reference in information theory and present it in a good paced book. Really liked it.Published 18 months ago by Rafael G. C. Pinto
The book came quickly, in two layers of bubble wrap and a layer of paper. Looking at the book, the only way you can tell it's used is that the outside of the book has the... Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by mkurtz
This classic text on Information Theory is one of the best scientific book I have read to date. If I have to be completely honest, part of the book's success is well due to the... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by const
They often use (or overload) notation without first defining it, leaving the reader to guess at what they mean. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by D. J. Peacock