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MAS.160 Signals, Systems, and Information for Media Technology, Fall 2001

Lights in motion.
Lights in Motion. (Photo courtesy of openphoto.net.)

Highlights of this Course

This class offers a complete set of problem sets, in the assignments section, and some helpful reading materials for beginners to signals and systems in the readings section.

Course Description

Fundamentals of signals and information theory with emphasis on modeling audio/visual messages and physiologically-derived signals, and the human source or recipient. Linear systems, difference equations, Z-transforms, sampling and sampling rate conversion, convolution, filtering, modulation, Fourier analysis, entropy, noise, Shannon's fundamental theorems. Additional topics may include data compression, filter design, and feature detection. Meets with graduate subjects MAS.510, MAS.511 but assignments differ.
 

Staff

Media Lab Faculty

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

Additional Features

Translations
   Portuguese
   Spanish

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