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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.441 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Transmission of Information 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Muriel Medard
    Prof. Lizhong Zheng 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.441 Transmission of Information

    Spring 2003

    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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