Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems

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Academic Press, 1997 - Computers - 452 pages
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Here is a comprehensive presentation of the central problems of information theory in the Shannon sense. Starting from the very rudiments, it reaches the most recent developments with particular emphasis on multiterminal systems. The approach is basically combinatorial and relies on no prerequisites. The coding theorems for discrete memory less models of various communication situations including exponential error estimates are treated with a unified mathematical theory.

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[see http://scripts.mit.edu/~zong/wpress/?p=9] Imre Csiszar and Janos Korner are two Hungarians with very Hungarian names. But more importantly, they wrote a thrilling page-turner called, Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems. It is a book most difficult to obtain. It seems that the book has been out of print ever since the day it was in print. Academiai Kiado of Budapest and Academic Press of New York (same thing?), I’m looking in your general direction(s). Hmm. I wonder if the cost structure of running a printing press is akin to that of running a chip foundry?
Anyway, forget the publishers. There is one copy in the library, permanently checked out, on hold, or requested. Almost never seen in online stores, it sells for several times the list price when scalper123 occasionally trots it out on YahooMazonBay. Worst of all, nobody has bothered to make and distribute a pdf of it for the good of the masses.
 

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