Information Theory

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Since the early beginnings of communications as an engineering discipline, many engineers and mathematicians have sought

  • to find a quantitative measure of the $\rm Information$  (in general: "the knowledge of something")
  • contained in a  $\rm message$  (here we understand  "a collection of symbols and/or states").

The  (abstract)  information is communicated by the  (concrete)  message and can be seen as an interpretation of a message.

Claude Elwood Shannon  succeeded in 1948 in establishing a consistent theory of the information content of messages,  which was revolutionary in its time and created a new, still highly topical field of science:  the theory named after him  $\text{Shannon's Information Theory}$.

The subject matter corresponds to a  $\text{lecture with two semester hours per week (SWS) and one additional SWS exercise}$.

Here is a table of contents based on the  $\text{four main chapters}$  with a total of  $\text{13 individual chapters}$.


In addition to these theory pages, we also offer exercises and multimedia modules that could help to clarify the teaching material:

$\text{Other links:}$

$(1)$    $\text{Bibliography to the book}$

$(2)$    $\text{General notes about the book}$   (authors,  other participants,  materials as a starting point for the book,  list of sources)