CSC310H5 • Information Theory

An introduction to reliable and accurate transmission of information. Entropy, lossless and lossy data compression, optimal compression, information channels, channel capacity, error-correcting codes, and digital fountain codes. Course concepts form the basis for practical applications such as ZIP and MP3 compression, channel coding for DSL lines, communication in deep space and to mobile devices, CDs and disk drives, the development of the Internet, as well as linguistics and human perception.

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Computer Science