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Fall 2014-2015
* ELE 486 / APC 486  

Transmission and Compression of Information

Emmanuel A. Abbe

This is an introductory course to information theory, which covers topics in digital communication. The emphasis is on Shannon's source and channel coding theorems, and on algorithmic methods to compress and transmit information. The class material includes data compression, entropy, some error correcting codes, channel coding, mutual information, quantization, detection, modulation.

Sample reading list:
T. Cover, J. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory
R. Gallagher, Principles of Digital Communication

Reading/Writing assignments:
9-10 problem sets during the semester.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other information:
No textbook is required for this course, however, the textbooks listed may be suggested as for reading.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23506 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:16 Limit:20