Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 6.050J / 2.110J     Information and Entropy     Spring 2007

Unit 1: Bits
Unit 2: Codes


Lecture (Unit 1) Tuesday, Feb 6, 2007, 12:00 PM Room 2-105
Lecture (Unit 2) Thursday, Feb 8, 2007, 12:00 PM Room 2-105

Units 1 and 2 are in a single week. 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 38-344. Most of this material is also available on the 6.050J/2.110J Web site

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.




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 ice-cream gift certificate. Send your suggestion by e-mail during Spring 2007 to 6.050-staff at

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