UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance

Information and Coding Theory - CMSC 442/653

Course Description

An introduction to information and coding theory. Topics include error-control coding problems, entropy, channels, Shannon's theorems, error-correcting codes, applications of coding theory, algebraic coding theory, block codes, linear codes, cyclic codes, decoding algorithms, BCH codes, convolutional codes, linear sequential circuits and sequential decoding.

Prerequisites: CMSC 203 and MATH 221

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