**Instructor**: Dr. Tom Carter

DBH-287 667-3175

tom@csustan.csustan.edu

http://csustan.csustan.edu/~tom

**Texts:** The required texts for the class are:

*Information and Coding Theory *, Gareth A. Jones and J Mary Jones

*An Introduction to Information Theory*, 2nd Ed.,
John R. Pierce

**Objectives:** To gain familiarity with the fundamentals of
coding methods (including encryption and decryption, error detection
and correction, optimal codes) and information theory (including the
idea of information, channels, channel capacity, information entropy,
and sampling theory). In addition, we will look at the significance of
some of these ideas. We will also do some
work on signal and image processing.

**Grading:** The grades for this course will be based
on three components: written homework, a midterm, and a paper/project.
Each of the components will be weighted approximately equally.

The work you do for this course will be your own. You are not to submit other people's
work and represent it as your own. However, I do expect and encourage you to work
collaboratively with others during the course.