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By Norman L. Biggs

Details is a vital characteristic of the trendy international. Mathematical concepts underlie the units that we use to deal with it, for instance, cell phones, electronic cameras, and private computers.

This booklet is an built-in creation to the math of coding, that's, exchanging info expressed in symbols, comparable to a normal language or a series of bits, via one other message utilizing (possibly) various symbols. There are 3 major purposes for doing this: economic system, reliability, and defense, and every is roofed intimately. just a modest mathematical heritage is believed, the mathematical conception being brought at a degree that permits the elemental difficulties to be said conscientiously, yet with out pointless abstraction. different good points include:

* transparent and cautious exposition of basic thoughts, together with optimum coding, info compression, and public-key cryptography;
* concise yet entire proofs of results;
* assurance of modern advances of sensible curiosity, for instance in encryption criteria, authentication schemes, and elliptic curve cryptography;
* various examples and routines, and a whole suggestions guide on hand to teachers from

This sleek advent to all facets of coding is appropriate for complicated undergraduate or postgraduate classes in arithmetic, laptop technological know-how, electric engineering, or informatics. it's also worthwhile for researchers and practitioners in similar parts of technology, engineering and economics.

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Since ln(qi /pi ) = ln(1/pi ) − ln(1/qi ), we have m i=1 m pi ln(1/pi ) − m pi ln(1/qi ) = i=1 pi ln(qi /pi ) i=1 m ≤ i=1 pi (qi /pi − 1) m = i=1 m qi − pi i=1 = 1 − 1 = 0, and equality holds if and only if qi = pi for all i. 11 The entropy (uncertainty) of a distribution p on m symbols is at most logb m. The maximum value occurs if and only if all the symbols are equally probable. 10 take qi = 1/m (1 ≤ i ≤ m). Then m Hb (p) ≤ pi logb m = logb m, i=1 with equality if and only if pi = qi = 1/m for all i (1 ≤ i ≤ m).

Observe that a ‘symbol’ now represents two pixels. 645N bits, approximately. 469N . What happens if we use blocks of length 3? 009 BBB . 598. 469N . The technique described in the example is the basis of data compression. In the rest of this chapter we shall explore its theoretical foundations, and describe some of the coding rules that can be used to implement it. 1. How many words of length ℓ can be formed from an alphabet with r symbols? A message using an alphabet with r symbols has length k.

12. 13. 25]. Find its average word-length L, and verify that L lies between H(p) and H(p) + 1. 14. 2]. Show, by constructing a better code, that this code is not optimal. 6 Huffman’s rule Recall that if a UD code exists, then it is possible to construct a PF code with the same parameters. Hence we can confine our search for optimal codes to codes that have the PF property. For many purposes the Shannon-Fano rule produces a satisfactory code, but in general it does not give an optimal code. Huffman’s rule, described below, is guaranteed to give an optimal code.

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