Media Technology OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course by MIT on Signals and Information Theory

Published Feb 22, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides the 'Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology' OpenCourseWare free of charge. This course looks at the basic principles and concepts underlying signal and information theory. Students who are interested in Computer Science, Engineering or those completing the curriculum of an undergraduate degree program, like the Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Sciences, will find the information in this course helpful.

Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology: Course Specifics

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Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology: Course Description

'Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology' is offered by the MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences as a part of its OpenCourseWare initiative. The course is presented by instructors from the Media Lab Faculty. The course aims to help students develop audio and visual messages and analyze physiological signals obtained during research studies. Students will learn the meaning of terms, such as convolution and z-transforms, poles and zeros, and impulse and frequency responses. Other course topics include linear systems, Z-transforms and sampling rate conversion. Students will be able to improve upon their learning experience by working through a series of problems sets. Students who complete 'Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology' will be able to explain concepts, such as signals, systems and continuous-time and discrete-time representations.

The materials for this course include nine downloadable problem sets and a reading list. If you would like to take advantage of this course, visit the signals and information theory course page.

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