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The science of information from language to Black Holes.

Schumacher, Benjamin, (teacher.).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Episode 8 Error-Correcting Codes Episode 16 Entropy and Microstate Information Episode 5 Data Compression and Prefix-Free Codes Episode 11 Cryptanalysis and Unraveling the Enigma Episode 18 Horse Races and Stock Markets Episode 22 Quantum Cryptography via Entanglement Episode 9 Signals and Bandwidth Episode 10 Cryptography and Key Entropy Episode 13 What Genetic Information Can Do Episode 15 Neural Codes in the Brain Episode 17 Erasure Cost and Reversible Computing Episode 21 Qubits and Quantum Information Episode 6 Encoding Images and Sounds Episode 14 Life's Origins and DNA Computing Episode 3 Measuring Information Episode 7 Noise and Channel Capacity Episode 19 Turing Machines and Algorithmic Information Episode 23 It from Bit: Physics from Information Episode 24 Meaning of Information Episode 2 Computation and Logic Gates Episode 20 Uncomputable Functions and Incompleteness Episode 1 Transformability of Information Episode 4 Entropy and the Average Surprise Episode 12 Unbreakable Codes and Public Keys.
Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Lecturer, Professor Benjamin Schumacher.
Summary, etc.: The science of information is the most influential, yet perhaps least appreciated field in science today. Never before have we been able to acquire, record, communicate, and use information in so many different forms. This revolution goes far beyond the limitless content that fills our lives, because information also underlies our understanding of ourselves, the natural world, and the universe.
Target Audience Note: Rated TVPG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Information theory.

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