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Tue 06 Sep 2011
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Instructor
Course
 Meets:
Tue/Fri 11:45am1:25pm
 Room:
130 Forsyth
Prerequisite

The course is selfcontained; however, working knowledge of the basic
concepts of probability will be helpful (e.g., random variables, basic
probability distributions, expectation, etc.).
Text
 Elements of Information Theory, Second Edition
by Cover and Thomas.
Homework
 There will be approximately six homework assignments in the first
twothirds of the term. The exact schedule of assignments will be
posted on the syllabus page.
Presentations
 Each student will be responsible for one presentation,
to be given in the last third of the term.
Grading
 Homeworks: 75%
 Presentation: 25%
Academic Honesty
 All work submitted for credit must be your own.
 You may discuss the homework problems with your classmates and
Professor Aslam. You must acknowledge the people with whom you
discuss your work, and you must write up your own solutions. Any
written sources used (apart from the text) must also be
acknowledged.
 Please ask if you have any questions about academic honesty as it
applies to CS6800.
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