850153 Information Theory

winter semester 2015/2016 | Last update: 05.02.2016 Place course on memo list
Information Theory
VO 2

Students are able to understand "information" as a measurable quantity. They get an introduction into coding theory, know about the absolute theoretical limits of information transmission, and get a survey over practically relevant concepts for information transmission. Students are familiar with the number theoretical fundamentals of Public-Key systems.

Fundamentals of information theory according to Shannon; Entropy; Channel capacity; Mutual information analysis; Huffman Coding; Cyclic codes; Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC); Galois fields; Fundamentals of cryptography; trapdoor functions; Public-Key-systems (knapsack systems, RSA).  

Lecture, assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

Written examination

Will be discussed in the first lesson.


not applicable
to be agreed on
nach Vereinbarung , Institut für Mechatronik (neben HSB 8)