Information Theory and Network Coding

  • Raymond W. Yeung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. The Science of Information

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About this book


Information Theory and Network Coding consists of two parts: Components of Information Theory, and Fundamentals of Network Coding Theory. Part I is a rigorous treatment of information theory for discrete and continuous systems. In addition to the classical topics, there are such modern topics as the I-Measure, Shannon-type and non-Shannon-type information inequalities, and a fundamental relation between entropy and group theory. With information theory as the foundation, Part II is a comprehensive treatment of network coding theory with detailed discussions on linear network codes, convolutional network codes, and multi-source network coding.

Other important features include:

  • Derivations that are from the first principle
  • A large number of examples throughout the book
  • Many original exercise problems
  • Easy-to-use chapter summaries
  • Two parts that can be used separately or together for a comprehensive course

Information Theory and Network Coding is for senior undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics. This work can also be used as a reference for professional engineers in the area of communications.


Shannon algorithms coding theory communication complexity complexity theory computer computer network data compression information information theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond W. Yeung
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  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongPeople’s Republic of China

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79233-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79234-7
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