Information and Coding

This is a collection of materials from a first-year seminar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which ran fairly regularly from 2000 to 2014. Prerequisites included high-school mathematics, curiosity, and willingness to deal with unfamiliar ideas. The aim was to review the uses of information, coding, and cryptography throughout history, their implications for modern life, and their mathematical underpinnings. These notes supplemented readings from books and news articles.

Karl Petersen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MR ID: 201837
Posted date
2018-06-12 22:25:15
Revised date
2018-06-12 22:25:15
Reference #
OMN:201804.110769

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Introduction to Mathematics
Mathematics for Liberal Arts
Discrete Mathematics
Combinatorics
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
Discrete Time Systems
Logic and Set Theory
Number Theory
Elementary Number Theory
Probability
Elementary Probability

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Notes for a first-year seminar
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