Foundations of Coding: Theory and Applications of Error-Correcting Codes with an Introduction to Cryptography and Information Theory
Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Jiří Adámek
Published Online: 15 FEB 2011 11:52AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780471621874
Online ISBN: 9781118033265
About this Book
Although devoted to constructions of good codes for error control, secrecy or data compression, the emphasis is on the first direction. Introduces a number of important classes of error-detecting and error-correcting codes as well as their decoding methods. Background material on modern algebra is presented where required. The role of error-correcting codes in modern cryptography is treated as are data compression and other topics related to information theory. The definition-theorem proof style used in mathematics texts is employed through the book but formalism is avoided wherever possible.