A First Course in Information Theory 

by Raymond W. YeungThe 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 AkronUniv of BelgradeUC San DiegoUC Santa BarbraCaltechCornell, Tech Univ of CreteIowa State UniversityKing Mongkut’s Univ of TechnolgyLouisiana State UnivUniv of Maryland, Baltimore CountyUniv of Massachusetts AmherstMichigan State UnivNational Chiao Tung Univ, Technische Universität MünchenUniv of PeloponneseUniv of PortoRWTH Aachen UnivS.R.M. Inst. of Sc. & TechnologyUniv of TehranUniv of VictoriaUniv of Washington, and Univ of Western Ontario

and as a reference book at

UC RiversideUniv of Central FloridaChalmers Asia, ColumbiaUniv of CopenhagenDelft Univ of TechCentro de Estudos em TelecomunicaçõesETHUniv of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignInformation and Communications UniversityInternational Institute of Information Technology,  Linköping Institute of TechnologyMITUniv of MinnesotaNanyang Technological UnivNational Taiwan Ocean UnivNational Tsing Hua UnivNew Mexico State UnivUniv of PittsburgPohang Univ of Science & TechQueen’s UnivUniv of RochesterShanghai Jiao Tong UnivSimon Fraser UniversitySouth Methodist UnivStanfordInstituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, and Texas A&MUniv of TorontoWorcester 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.