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Coding and Information Theory

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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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Matthew MacLennan
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
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Bria
Hamming is obviously not a teacher, as he'll start off with walking the reader through painfully simple examples, only to jump about six levels up without any explanation and leave it to us to figure out how on earth something follows from anything else. A good introduction to a lot of the ideas of coding and information theory, though, and presented in a different manner than every other text on the subject, which, at least from my persuals, seem to have come to settle on fairly similar general ...more
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Nov 27, 2011 Ivana rated it really liked it
very helpfull for the lecture I had to write :) and if you are interested in Information theory or codes.
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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 ...more
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