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PHYS 4058 - Information Physics
  
Course last offered 
 :   
Fall 2016/17
Instructor(s)
 :
SZETO Kwok Yip
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) / tutorial hour(s) per week: 3 / 1
 
Content
  • Probability theory
  • Entropy in information theory
  • Relative entropy and mutual information
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Instantaneous code and block code
  • Data compression: Huffman code, portfolio management
  • Introduction to Mathematical Finance: Options and Binomial tree
 
Remarks
  • Prerequisite: PHYS 3031 or PHYS 4050
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS