THOMAS M. COVER is Professor jointly in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Statistics at Stanford University. He is past President. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Cover, T. M., – Elements of information theory/by Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas.–2nd ed. p. cm. ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION THEORY Second Edition THOMAS M. COVER JOY A. THOMAS A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION E.
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Summary PDF Request permissions. PDF Request permissions. References Case, D. Clear explanations, nice graphical illustrations, and illuminating mathematical derivations make the book particularly useful as a textbook on information theory. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. Skip to Main Content. Behavioral Processes, 62 1—3 , 89—
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Cover Joy A. First published: Print ISBN: About this book The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material 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. The Second Edition features: Reviews "As expected, the quality of exposition continues to be a high point of the book.
Clear explanations, nice graphical illustrations, and illuminating mathematical derivations make the book particularly useful as a textbook on information theory. Shannon Award, Dr.
He has authored more than technical papers and is coeditor of Open Problems in Communication and Computation. Sheri Edwards. Available online at www.
While some researchers charge that the theory is a mathematical one rather than an actual theory of information, it has inarguably become a pop- ular framework in which to quantify and measure the concept of information Case, Consequently, information theory has emerged as a core foundation for the communications industry i. Thus, the basic foundations and assumptions of information theory continue to be studied by educators and students alike in many mathematically-grounded disciplines.
The authors examine information theory on two levels: The book contains 17 chapters that cover fundamental concepts associated with information theory; each chapter is accompanied by problems that instructors can assign to students. These last chapters also emphasize material that has been added to the second edition, including universal source coding Chapter 13 , network information theory Chapter 15 , and portfolio theory Chap- ter While focusing on theory in later chapters seems counter-intuitive to the learning and teaching process, the approach is a sensible one in this context, since the later chapters provide students with intellectual space in which to place coding theorems learned in earlier chapters.
Additionally, the authors have reorganized the chapters in order to create a more teachable textbook, and have provided an updated reference list.
Therefore, it is not an ideal choice by instructors for students who are interested in or curious about information theory but who do not have the academic or professional background necessary to sustain a successful learning experience. References Case, D.
Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. New York: Academic Press. Gallistel, C. Conditioning from an information processing perspective. Behavioral Processes, 62 1—3 , 89— Shannon, C.