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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • MAS.160 (Fall 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Media Arts and Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Maeda 
  • Course Introduction:

  • MAS.160 Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology

    Fall 2001

    Course Highlights

    This class offers a complete set of problem sets, in the assignments section, and some helpful reading materials for beginners to signals and systems in the readings section.

    Course Description

    Fundamentals of signals and information theory with emphasis on modeling audio/visual messages and physiologically-derived signals, and the human source or recipient. Linear systems, difference equations, Z-transforms, sampling and sampling rate conversion, convolution, filtering, modulation, Fourier analysis, entropy, noise, Shannon's fundamental theorems. Additional topics may include data compression, filter design, and feature detection. Meets with graduate subjects MAS.510, MAS.511 but assignments differ.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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