Electrical and Information Technology

Faculty of Engineering LTH | Lund University

Course Description

EIT100 Information Transmission, 2016/2017

The course introduces ideas from modern telecommunication technology. Its aim is to answer some fundamental questions:

Which kinds of information need to be transferred?
How do we measure information?
How do we transfer or store information?
What is the advantage of digital communication?
Which laws govern information transmission?

Contents in Popular Terms

How do we broadcast music?
Why digital communication?

Why Sinusoids?
How do we describe a communication system mathematically?
The importance of being sinusoidal.
What is bandwidth?

What is out there that needs to be sent?
What came after smoke signals?
What is text?
What is speech?
What is music?
What is a picture?
What is video?

How is it sent?
Sending information from here to there and from now to then.
Is FM better than AM?
How do we send 0s and 1s?

What did Shannon promise?
Can we transmit information as fast as we want or is there a fundamental upper limit? (Cf. speed of light.)
Can we correct errors that occur during transmission or storage?
Can we compress data as much as we want or is there a fundamental lower limit?

FUBSWRORJB?? (Cryptology)
How do we achieve secrecy and authenticity?
Do provably secure cryptosystems exist?
Can we prove that a message is authentic?

Knowledge and Understanding
For a passing grade the student must:

be able to identify and formulate, on his or her own, problems within the areas of information transmission and communication
be able to classify, on his or her own, how difficult a problem is in relation to his or her level of knowledge
be able to analyze and describe, on his or her own, systems for information transmission and digital communication having low and medium complexity

Skills and Abilities
For a passing grade the student must:

show ability to handle, on his or her own, methods and results that are new to the student

Values and Attitudes
For a passing grade the student must:

make, on his or her own, well-founded decisions among offered elective courses

All students must be registered in LADOK. During the first two weeks of the course a list of names will be sent round during the lectures. Put an x next to your name, or, if your name is missing, add it to the list. If you will not be present during the first two weeks but would like to be registered, you send an e-mail to Kursexpeditionen, kursexp@eit.lth.se, with your name, ``personnummer'', and course code (EIT100) or pay a visit on the 3rd floor (north).

Course code: EIT100
University credits: 7,5 Grading scale: TH Level: G1
Language: The course might be given in English.
Teacher: Fredrilk Tufvesson
Course secretary: kursexp@eit.lth.se
Students: Compulsory for C1
Recommended qualifications: FMA410 0197 Mathematical analysis.
Semester: VT2
Assessment: Written exam (5 h) consisting of five problems.
Home page: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/EIT100