Course: Information Theory
When: Tues/Thurs 11:30am - 12:50pm
Where: Sci 217
Faculty: Jim Mahoney
Text: "Codes: An Introduction to
Information Communication and Cryptograpy"
by Norman Biggs, ISBN 9781848002722
An introduction to what computer scientists mean by "information", including topics in data compression (such as zip files and mp3), error correcting codes, information entropy, cryptography, and randomness. This is an intermediate course in computer science, and as such requires some background in programming as well as math through at least pre-calculus.