# Modern Information Theory

3 programs

9 videos

Information Theory in the 20th Century

### Symbol rate

Introduction to Symbol Rate (Baud)

### Introduction to channel capacity

Introduction to Channel Capacity & Message Space

### Measuring information

How can we quantify/measure an information source?

### Origin of Markov chains

Introduction to Markov chains

### A mathematical theory of communication

Claude Shannon demonstrated how to generate "english looking" text using Markov chains.

### Markov text exploration

Generate text using markov chains

### Information entropy

Finally we arrive at our quantitative measure of entropy

### Compression codes

What is the limit of compression?

### Error correction

How can we communicate in the presence of noise?

### The search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Can information theory help us talk to aliens?