Recommended reading, notes, references etc.
- The monograph "Elements of Information Theory" by Cover and Thomas
(Wiley 1991) is a standard reference.
The teaching monograph
"Communication Theory" by Goldie and Pinch (Cambridge University
Press, 1991) may, however, be more attractive to you (considering also
"A First Course in Information Theory" by Yeung (Kluwer, 2002) aspires
to become the new standard reference. Regarding our course perhaps not
My own "Informationsteori" (Gyldendal, 1973 - german translation by
Teubner 19xx) is the cheapest buy, but limited in scope (content will
be covered in the first lecture or so).
I am not sure I will include a lot of material here. Perhaps
you may be interested in having a look at the following
lecture notes from last time I gave a similar course (ps),
or the same (pdf). It points to
various areas such as cryptology, communication theory, applications
to probability and statistics etc.