

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
6.050J / 2.110J Information and Entropy Spring 2005


Unit 1: Bits
Unit 2: Codes
Schedule
Lecture (Unit 1) 
Tuesday, Feb 1, 2005, 12:00 PM 
Room 2105 
Lecture (Unit 2) 
Thursday, Feb 3, 2005, 12:00 PM 
Room 2105 
Problem Set 
Posted Monday, Jan 31, 2005 
Due 5:00 PM Friday, Feb 4, 2005 
Solutions 
Posted Friday, Feb 6, 2005 

This year Units 1 and 2 are in a single week, each covered by part of
the first Problem Set.
After the first week, there will be one unit per week.
Lecture Handouts
Students who for any reason did not receive these items can pick them up in
Room 38344. Most of this material is also available on the 6.050J/2.110J Web
site http://mtlsites.mit.edu/Courses/6.050.
Reading Assignment
Note: the 6.050J/2.110J notes, problem sets, and solutions, as well as several
recommended resources, are in Portable Document Format (PDF). These may be
viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can
download free
if you do not already have it. If you are on Athena, the reader is already
installed for you. If you are using Mac OS X, that operating system
incorporates a PDF viewer so you do not need Acrobat Reader.
Resources
Laboratory
 Thomas F. Weiss, MIT, Introduction to Matlab, used in 6.003; Fall 1999
http://mtlsites.mit.edu/Courses/6.050/2005/notes/matlab.pdf
 MATLAB on Athena, MIT; 1998
http://web.mit.edu/olh/Matlab/Matlab.html
 Control Tutorials for Matlab, Carnegie Mellon
University and the University of Michigan; August 18, 1997
 Kermit Sigmon, University of Florida, MATLAB Primer, second edition,
translated to HTML by Nam Sun Wang, University of Maryland
http://www.glue.umd.edu/~nsw/ench250/primer.htm
Technical
 S. A. Ward and R. H. Halstead, Jr., "Computation Structures," MIT Press and
McGrawHill; 1990. 6.004 text
 Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey H. Lang, "6.002 Notes: Foundations of Analog and
Digital Electronic Circuits," Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; version 7.1, January 27, 2003
 Boolean Algebra
http://bit.umkc.edu/vu/course/cs281/lectures/booleanalgebra/booleanalgebra.html
 John G. Truxal, "The Age of Electronic Messages," McGrawHill Publishing
Company, New York, NY; 1990. Lots of examples of codes, at an introductory level.
Historical
Help Wanted
6.050J/2.110J students: be the first to suggest a resource, for example a useful Web
site or a good book or article, to add to the list above. If your suggestion is
accepted by the 6.050J/2.110J staff, you will get a $5 icecream gift certificate.
Send your suggestion by email during Spring 2005
to 6.050staff at mit.edu.
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