6.050J/2.110J  Spring 2004 Unit 3


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
6.050J / 2.110J Information and Entropy Spring 2004


Unit 3: Compression
Schedule
Lecture 
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004, 1:00 PM 
Room 2105 
Recitation 
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004, 1:00 PM 
Room 2105 
Problem Set 
Posted Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 
Due Friday, Feb 20, 2004 
Solutions 
Posted Friday, Feb 20, 2004 

Lecture Handouts
Students who for any reason did not receive these items can pick up a copy in
Room 38344. Most of this material is also available on the 6.050J/2.110J Web site
http://wwwmtl.mit.edu/Courses/6.050.
Reading Assignment
Resources
Laboratory
 Thomas F. Weiss, MIT, Introduction to Matlab, used in 6.003; Fall 1999
http://wwwmtl.mit.edu/Courses/6.050/2004/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
Historical
 Geoffrey Wilson, "The Old Telegraphs," Phillimore and Co., Ltd., London and
Chichester, U.K.; 1976. Describes several telegraph systems, in many countries, that
predate electrical telegraphs
 Gerard J. Holzmann and Björn Pehrson, "The First Data Networks," Scientific
American, vol. 270, no. 1, pp. 124129; January, 1994. Describes French and Swedish
optical telegraphs, from the 1790s
 Gerard J. Holzmann and Björn Pehrson, "The Early History of Data Networks,"
IEEE Computer Society Press, 304 pp.; November, 1994
 Gerard J. Holzmann and Björn Pehrson, "The Early History of Data Networks,"
Web site that presumably matches
the book
 Tom Standage, "The Victorian Internet," Berkley Books; 1998; Chapter 1
 Unisys/Compuserve GIF Controversy
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 2004
to 6.050staff (at) mit.edu.
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