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I am interested to learn Space Time code. Is there any understandable books/ lecture notes/ thesis for beginners?

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...and where'd you hear about this business? – J. M. Jul 23 '11 at 14:44
Two pieces of advice: You might want to accept some of the answers to your previous questions; and on an internet forum where people occasionally ask about wacky stuff, when you talk about learning the space-time code, I'd provide enough context for people to tell that that's less wacky than it sounds. :-) – joriki Jul 23 '11 at 14:46
There's a Wikipedia article with references. Also, please accept some answers to your previous questions. – Qiaochu Yuan Jul 23 '11 at 14:54
@Qiaochu, other moderators. On second thought my answer comes disturbingly close to advertising books written by close colleagues. I really don't know, whether that is appropriate here. Should I delete this "answer"? – Jyrki Lahtonen Jul 23 '11 at 16:05
(meta: @Jyrki: See this for instance...) – J. M. Jul 23 '11 at 16:26
up vote 4 down vote accepted

For a beginning engineer I shamelessly recommend this book written by my former colleagues. It does not get into some of the newer aspects of the theory such as DMT-optimality and multiuser theory. If you are an engineering major interested in the applications of algebraic number theory in this area, but don't really know much about it, then Frederique Oggier, Emanuele Viterbo, Algebraic Number Theory And Code Design For Rayleigh Fading Channels is a quick read.



For DMT-stuff there is more than enough material available at David Tse's homepage

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No shame indeed in linking to colleagues' books, but maybe it's better to link to Amazon... – J. M. Jul 23 '11 at 16:03
@J.M. However the Amazon link seems to be to the hardcover \$155 edition, while the other comes in below \$30. – Ross Millikan Jul 23 '11 at 16:22
@Ross: Well, it's still contingent that you shop around for better prices even after you see something neat on Amazon... :) – J. M. Jul 23 '11 at 16:24
Thank you very much. I will start of your mentioned book. – user12290 Jul 24 '11 at 10:49
Ok. Thanks for the information. – user12290 Aug 1 '11 at 2:35

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