- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1 edition (September 16, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0780353633
- ISBN-13: 978-0780353633
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.8 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,302,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Information Theory: 50 Years of Discovery 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Electrical Engineering Information Theory 50 Years of Discovery In 1948 Claude Shannon published "The Mathematical Theory of Communication," the paper that single-handedly started the field of information theory and laid the foundation for virtually all aspects of modern-day communications. Now, Information Theory celebrates the discovery of this dynamic field with a major collection of 25 tutorial articles spanning the last 50 years. With over 3,000 references, this book is an ideal resource for industry researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students in communications, signal processing, and computing. Written by leaders in the field, these articles provide insightful introductions and useful summaries bridging 50 years of work on the theory and practice of:
- Data compression
- Error correction
- Modulation and coding
- Detection and estimation
- Shannon theory
- Signal Processing
About the Author
About the Editors Sergio Verdu is professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University. He has served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and has served as president of the IEEE Information Theory Society. Dr. Verdu has also received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, and a Golden Jubilee Paper Award from the Information Theory Society. He is the author of Multiuser Detection (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and his research interests include information theory and multiuser communication.
Steven W. McLaughlin is associate professor in the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. McLaughlin served as the publications editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He holds 16 U.S. patents in modulation codes for magnetic and optical recording, and his research interests include coding for constrained channels, signal processing, coding for high-density magnetic and optical recording channels, and turbo codes. In 1997 he received both the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the National Science Foundation Career Award.
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Top customer reviews
This collection of papers is from famous authors such as Sergio Verdu, Costello, Cover, Calderbank, Robert Grey, Neuhoff, Berger, Gibson, Proakis, etc.. Most of the papers are survey papers with phenominal references so you can pursue your interest further. Also, since these are survey papers (meaning "tutorials"), unlike most of the usual papers published in Transactions on IT, these are accessable (understandable) to the average person who does not specialize in digital communications or information theory.
The collection of papers is a true delight, bar none, the best tutorial papers I've ever seen written, anywhere. This book is worth thousands of leisurly hours of reading. But don't worry... if your looking for some deep technical stuff, or deep historical coverage of certain topics... there are also papers in the book which fit that criterion. Something for everybody at any level of expertise.
The issue was an excellent collection of great tutorial papers on various important topics. Obviously Verdu did a superb job as the guest editor, besides one article by himself. Cover and Thomas is an excellent information theory textbook, but the coverage and depth are sometimes limited to be a well organized textbook. This book (or T-IT Oct 1998) fills in many parts where Cover and Thomas left untouched. In addition, each review paper by top researchers of the field comes with relatively exhaustive listing of references.
Minor, but important addition in the book part is the indeces. Name index to the name of authors of literatures cited is of great value.
The most important difference of this book from the Transactions is that it comes with a CD-ROM of all reference entries since the Trans on Info Theory began, and the entries are well organized and fully linked. All is in HTML format except for PDF files for the papers contained in the book. Therefore the CD-ROM does not depend on a particular platform (I work at a Microsoft free environment, so I couldn't comment on the CD-ROM otherwise)
For the value of the papers, and the effort required to compile and maintain the complete list of journal refernces are well worth your money to keep a copy, especially because there aren't many info theory books.