**Information and Coding**

by Karl Petersen

**Publisher**: AMS 2018**Number of pages**: 63

**Description**:

The aim was to review the many facets of information, coding, and cryptography, including their uses throughout history, their implications for modern life, and their mathematical underpinnings. Prerequisites included high-school mathematics, curiosity, and willingness to deal with unfamiliar ideas.

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