MATH 441
Information Theory and Applications Fall 2021
Division III
Cross-listed MATH 441 / CSCI 441 / STAT 441
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What is information? And how do we communicate information effectively? This course will introduce students to the fundamental ideas of Information Theory including entropy, communication channels, mutual information, and Kolmogorov complexity. These ideas have surprising connections to a fields as diverse as physics (statistical mechanics, thermodynamics), mathematics (ergodic theory and number theory), statistics and machine learning (Fisher information, Occam’s razor), and electrical engineering (communication theory).
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 25
Class#: 2006
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Weekly homeworks, midterm(s), final exam.
Prerequisites: Math/Stat 341; Math 150 or 151; or permission of instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Seniors; mathematics and statistics majors.
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MATH 441 Division III CSCI 441 Division III STAT 441 Division III

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