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1. I (X; Y ) = H (Y ) − H (Y |X) = H (X) − H (X|Y ). This follows immediately from the definition and is a convenient way of calculating I . 2). The term H (Y |X) can be found from the transition probabilities of the channel, and H (Y ) is found from the output distribution, which is obtained by multiplying the input distribution by the transition matrix. To use the second form we need to calculate H (X|Y ) from the reverse transition probabilities. 2. The capacity of a discrete channel, C(Y |X) is the maximum of I with respect to P(X).
Actually even an error pattern of weight d2 may be equally close to the zero word and to several nonzero words, but that usually happens only in relatively few cases. 7) we do not specify the value of the error patterns outside the w positions under consideration. Thus if there are several errors in other positions, it is more likely that the vector is also close to another codeword, and vectors of high weight are clearly counted many times (but of course they have small probability). We can get a better bound by keeping track of the weight of the entire error pattern.
The finite field F16 The polynomial x 4 + x + 1 ∈ F2 [x] is irreducible and can therefore be used to construct F16 . The elements are the binary 4-tuples : (0, 0, 0, 0) . . (1, 1, 1, 1). These can also be considered as all binary polynomials of degree at most 3. If we calculate the powers of (0, 1, 0, 0) which corresponds to the polynomial x we get: x 0 = 1 , x 1 = x, x 2 = x 2 , x 3 = x 3 , x 4 = x + 1, x 5 = x 2 + x, x 6 = x 3 + x 2 , x 7 = x 3 + x + 1, x 8 = x 2 + 1, x 9 = x 3 + x, x 10 = x 2 + x + 1, x 11 = x 3 + x 2 + x, x 12 = x 3 + x 2 + x + 1, x 13 = x 3 + x 2 + 1, x 14 = x 3 + 1, x 15 = 1.