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The lectures of this course are based on the first 11 chapters of Prof. Raymond Yeung’s textbook entitled Information Theory and Network Coding (Springer 2008). This book and its predecessor, A First Course in Information Theory (Kluwer 2002, essentially the first edition of the 2008 book), have been adopted by over 60 universities around the world as either a textbook or reference text. At the completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of information theory. 2) Appreciate the notion of fundamental limits in communication systems and more generally all systems. 3) Develop deeper understanding of communication systems. 4) Apply the concepts of information theory to various disciplines in information science....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
Clock
15 minutes to complete

Course Preliminaries

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Reading
1 video (Total 5 min), 1 reading
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Grading Scheme10m
Clock
7 minutes to complete

Chapter 1 Information Measures

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Reading
2 videos (Total 7 min)
Video2 videos
Chapter 16m
Clock
3 hours to complete

Chapter 2 Information Measures - Part 1

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Reading
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 B5m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 C4m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.218m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.33m
Assignment 1 Video Previewm
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment 1 Solution10m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Chapter 2 Information Measures - Part 2

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Reading
8 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Chapter 2 - Section 2.45m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.512m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.67m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.711m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.816m
Chapter 2 - Section 2.1019m
Assignment 2 Video Previewm
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment 2 Solution10m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Chapter 3 The I-Measure - Part 1

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Reading
7 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Chapter 3 - Section 3.18m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 A15m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 B9m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.47m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.5 A7m
Assignment 3 Video Previewm
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment 3 Solution10m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Chapter 3 The I-Measure - Part 2

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Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min)
Video4 videos
Chapter 3 - Section 3.5 B12m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 A12m
Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 B11m
Clock
3 hours to complete

Chapter 4 Zero-Error Data Compression - Part 1

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Reading
3 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 A15m
Assignment 4 Video Previewm
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment 4 Solution10m

Instructor

Prof. Raymond W. Yeung

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering, and Co-Director, Institute of Network Coding

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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