A First Course in Information Theory by Raymond W. Yeung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    in Information Technology: Transmission, Processing, and Storage.  Series Editor: Jack Keil Wolf


Springer (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers), March 2002, 434 pp., US$69.95, ISBN 0-306-46791-7 (with CD-ROM).


"No one since Shannon has had a better appreciation for the mathematical structure of information quantities than Prof. Yeung. . . . Yeung unveils a smorgasbord of topics in modern information theory that heretofore have been available only in research papers."

- Toby Berger, Cornell University (Preface)

"These (advanced) topics, here appearing first in a book, represent a very valuable contribution to the literature. . . . , and the reviewer unequivocally recommends reading it.  Learning about these new research topics should be beneficial to all information theorists, as well as to computer scientists."

- Imre Csiszar, Hungarian Academy of Science (Book review, IEEE Transactions in Information Theory)

"As an introduction which both covers the broad range of applications of information science and the fundamental concepts, "Cover-Thomas" is, in my view, still unchallenged, as is "Csiszar-Korner" for mathematical sophistication.  Yet, there is a new textbook to be added to the ranks of these veterans and champions, . . . "

- Andreas Winter, University of Bristol (Book review, Quantum Information and Computation)

Besides The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this book has been used as a text book at

Univ of Akron, Univ of Belgrade, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbra, Caltech, Cornell, Tech Univ of Crete, Iowa State University, King Mongkut’s Univ of Technolgy, Louisiana State Univ, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst, Michigan State Univ, National Chiao Tung Univ, Technische Universität München, Univ of Peloponnese, Univ of Porto, RWTH Aachen Univ, S.R.M. Inst. of Sc. & Technology, Univ of Tehran, Univ of Victoria, Univ of Washington, and Univ of Western Ontario

and as a reference book at

UC Riverside, Univ of Central Florida, Chalmers Asia, Columbia, Univ of Copenhagen, Delft Univ of Tech, Centro de Estudos em Telecomunicações, ETH, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Information and Communications University, International Institute of Information Technology,  Linköping Institute of Technology, MIT, Univ of Minnesota, Nanyang Technological Univ, National Taiwan Ocean Univ, National Tsing Hua Univ, New Mexico State Univ, Univ of Pittsburg, Pohang Univ of Science & Tech, Queen's Univ, Univ of Rochester, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, Simon Fraser University, South Methodist Univ, Stanford, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, and Texas A&M, Univ of Toronto, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Solution manual available upon request.  Please contact the author.  The author acknowledges the generous support of a fellowship from the Croucher Foundation in 2000-01 during which this book was written. 


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