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  • Edited and written by the world's leading experts, this book gives a clear and intuitive introduction to the principles and techniques in network coding. Avoiding information theory, this book is aimed at the communications and network engineer who wants an intuitive, easy-to-understand introduction to the techniques and the benefits it offers their field.The book focuses on network coding for multicast and gives overviews of the algebraic framework, polynomial time algorithms for network code construction, randomized network coding, coding advantage, together with details of the practical implementation of network coding techniques. All the possible applications that exist currently are presented clearly and in detail, showing the benefits that network coding can provide. A clear and intuitive introduction to network coding, avoiding difficult mathematics, which does not require a background in information theory. Emphasis on how network coding techniques can be implemented, using a wide range of applications in communications and network engineering Detailed coverage on content distribution networks, peer-to-peer networks, overlay networks, streaming and multimedia applications, storage networks, network security and military networks, reliable communication, wireless networks, delay-tolerant and disruption-tolerant networks, cellular and ad hoc networks (including LTE and WiMAX), and connections with data compression and compressed sensing Edited and contributed by the world's leading experts. 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Medard, M., & Sprintson, A.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Medard, M||Sprintson, A

publication date

  • January 2012