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Error Control Coding (2nd Edition) Hardcover – May 28 2004


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  • Hardcover: 1272 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (May 28 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130426725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130426727
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 18.2 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By A Customer on June 11 1999
Format: Hardcover
a very detailed book for getting into Galois field arithmetics, cyclic codes, convolutional codes, ... As a very beginner I had no big problems understanding the content. I am not the type of guy who could understand just by reading the theory - this book gives a lot of very useful examples, so you could call it fun reading it!
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Lin and Costello produced an excellent text which is targeted towards engineers as opposed to mathematicians. The mathematics behind error correction can be extremely intensive and, with other texts, I quickly become lost in complex proofs. Lin and Costello present error correction in method, with plenty of good examples, which those who need to know how to apply it can understand and the gory details of the theory are not as important. I used this book as my introduction to error correction and it continues to be a great reference book. The only drawback in it is since it was published in '82, it stops at convolutional coding and does not cover trellis-coded modulation or turbo codes.
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I bought this book after reading the first few chapters of Shu Lin's "An Introduction to Error Correcting Codes" pub in 1970. Since that was very understandable (but unavailable), I opted for this one. Alas, I got bogged down in the additional math almost immediately. This is a bit heavy duty stuff for learning on your own. Maybe I can find a class some day and get through the wall of fire.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent applications-based approach to Error Correction Oct. 4 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Lin and Costello produced an excellent text which is targeted towards engineers as opposed to mathematicians. The mathematics behind error correction can be extremely intensive and, with other texts, I quickly become lost in complex proofs. Lin and Costello present error correction in method, with plenty of good examples, which those who need to know how to apply it can understand and the gory details of the theory are not as important. I used this book as my introduction to error correction and it continues to be a great reference book. The only drawback in it is since it was published in '82, it stops at convolutional coding and does not cover trellis-coded modulation or turbo codes.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Foremost book in the field Oct. 18 2004
By CK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had the previous version of this book as my text at USC. This version is a huge improvement over the last one. This one covers all the new advances and adds emphasis on the use of coding to communications channels. A complaint I had of the last version was that it under-emphasized coding gains and Eb/N0 vs. BER performance figures. This book has overcome many of those difficulties. It is still a bit ponderous in places but then it is the only book that covers the material in this much detail, truly a Bible of the field. It is a great graduate level text and a must-have book for any comm engineer. Charan Langton complextoreal.com
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
very useful for both beginners and experts June 11 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
a very detailed book for getting into Galois field arithmetics, cyclic codes, convolutional codes, ... As a very beginner I had no big problems understanding the content. I am not the type of guy who could understand just by reading the theory - this book gives a lot of very useful examples, so you could call it fun reading it!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Can Be Frustrating Sept. 17 2010
By P. Deng - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am an experienced EE for many years mainly working on digital circuits. I had always regretted not to take the ECC (Error Correcting Code) course why I was in school since from time to time I needed to use some of the ECC circuits. This year I finally decided to begin my serious study of the ECC using this book after I got myself an interesting project utilizing many coding IP's. I have been studying this book diligently for a while on daily basis.
I am not done with it yet but I have to say that the math treatment is rather poor. I was quite lost in reading the cyclic code detection section. The theorem proofs were not convincing at all. Frustrated I started to look for help online. I was lucky enough to find the original paper of this material by Peterson and Brown published on IRE 1961. I was quite thrilled to read through their paper without trouble at all for it was clear and concise. I regained my confidence after that. I am sure being experts Lin & Costello must have had studied this paper. I just don't know why they didn't use their approaches to write this section in this book. Do authors always have to use their own methods to show how smart they are even theirs are definitely inferior?
In my humble opinion a good book writer should always consider the reader's benefits first. As for this book and my ECC study I'll continue since I have bought it and there are many good materials in it.
Amazing June 16 2014
By Domingos Sávio - Published on Amazon.com
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Delicious reading, and presented a delicate math. It is a very good book for a first contact with these concepts

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