EECS 242 Information Theory (2013-2014)

EECS 242 Information Theory

(Not required for any major.)
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EECS 242 Information Theory (Credit Units: 4) Fundamental capabilities and limitations of information sources and information transmission systems. Analytical framework for modeling and evaluating communication systems: entropy, mutual information asymptotic equipartition property, entropy rates of a stochastic process, data compression, channel capacity, differential entropy, the Gaussian channel. Prerequisite: EECS240. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0471241959.

Recommended Textbook:
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No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
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Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

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Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 11, 2012
Senate Approved:
July 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr