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# Coding and Information Theory

Focusing on both theory and practical applications, this volume combines in a natural way the two major aspects of information representation--representation for storage (coding theory) and representation for transmission (information theory).

Hardcover, 259 pages

Published
December 31st 1986
by Prentice Hall
(first published February 1980)

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Written by the great Hamming, this book is a perfect balance of information theory and coding theory.

The coding theory examples begin from easy-to-grasp concepts that you could definitely do in your head, or at least visualize them.

The information theory concepts are the fundamentals and they are presented using intuitive notions and applied to other areas of science (e.g., biological evolution) and communication.

The book was written to be a educational text on the subject, and it is written we ...more

The coding theory examples begin from easy-to-grasp concepts that you could definitely do in your head, or at least visualize them.

The information theory concepts are the fundamentals and they are presented using intuitive notions and applied to other areas of science (e.g., biological evolution) and communication.

The book was written to be a educational text on the subject, and it is written we ...more

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Richard Wesley Hamming (February 11, 1915 – January 7, 1998) was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the Hamming code (which makes use of a Hamming matrix), the Hamming window (described in Section 5.8 of his book Digital Filters), Hamming numbers, sphere-packing (or hamming bound) and the Hamming
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