TU Delft
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NEDERLANDSENGLISH
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2008/2009 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Electrical Engineering
ET4161
Information Theory
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
2/0/0/0
Education Period
1
Start Education
1
Exam Period
1
2
Course Language
English
Expected prior knowledge
Core curriculum electrical engineering
Course Contents
This course explains the basic ideas of information theory and the correspondences between the elements of this theory and certain natural concepts of importance in a wide number of fields, such as transmission, storage, authoring and protection of data. On the basis of simple concepts from probabiliby calculus, models are developed for a discrete information source and a discrete communication channel. Further, the theoretical basics for developing source coding algorithms is provided, as well as the basics of optimal data transmission through a discrete communication channel.
Study Goals
Upon completion of this course the student will understand the fundamentals of Information Theory, which includes the following: (a) the correspondences between the elements of this theory and certain natural concepts of importance in a wide number of fields, such as transmission, storage, authoring and protection of data, (b) core theorems of information theory, (c) the models that are developed for a discrete information source and a discrete communication channel on the basis of simple concepts from probability calculus, (d) how to develop source coding algorithms, and (e) how to secure optimal data transmission through a (noisy) discrete communication channel.
Education Method
Lectures
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture handouts (online), J.C.A. van der Lubbe: Information Theory, Cambridge University Press 1997
Assessment
Written exam, no book allowed