Information Theory

Information Theory

Marcelo S. Alencar

In Stock Date: 
10/28/2014
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606505281
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606505298
Pages: 
175
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Information Theory is fundamental to several areas of knowledge within engineering, computer science and mathematics, as well as many other educational disciplines. Within electrical engineering, information theory is a prerequisite to several sub disciplines including communication systems, transmissions techniques, error control coding, estimation and digital signal processing. Information Theory will be a self-contained book, designed to be either a stand-alone or supplemental text for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students in electrical engineering, computer engineering or mathematics and applied physics. The book will also serve as a refresher or primer for graduate students who need a refresher on these basic concepts in order to succeed in advanced courses. The book begins with the historical evolution of information theory, then moves on to introduce the basic concepts of set theory, measurement theory, the axiomatic theory of probability, entropy concepts and information concepts, which are basic to a course on information theory. Appendices include Fourier transforms in one and two dimensions, and important formulas and inequalities. Worked examples and illustrations will clarify all of the theory presented throughout the book.

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Marcelo S. Alencar

Marcelo S. Alencar

Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar received his bachelor‘s degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil in 1980; his master’s degree from Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil in 1988; and his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1993. He is currently emeritus member of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society (SBrT), IEEE senior member, chair professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil.