6.441 Transmission of Information

Spring 2003

Binary code.
Binary code. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course site offers a full set of lecture notes and problem sets.

Course Description

6.441 offers an introduction to the quantitative theory of information and its applications to reliable, efficient communication systems. Topics include: mathematical definition and properties of information; source coding theorem, lossless compression of data, optimal lossless coding; noisy communication channels, channel coding theorem, the source-channel separation theorem, multiple access channels, broadcast channels, Gaussian noise, and time-varying channels.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Muriel Medard
Prof. Lizhong Zheng

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session