Mathematics and Information Fall 2012

Tuesday, 10.15-11.45, and Thursday, 13.45-15.15, C015

Wolfgang K. Seiler

Exercise sessions will take place on thursdays, 15.30-17.00 in C015.


Prüfungstermine sind Die Zeiten der einzelnen Prüfungen finden Sie hier.

Exercise sheets
 September 6  
 September 13  
 September 20  
 September 28  
 October 4  
 October 11  
 October 18  
 October 31  
 November 8  
 November 15  
 November 22  
 November 29  


Lecture notes (in german) from an earlier course are available and may be slightly updated during this term; see below.

The main reference for the first two thirds of the course will be

Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas: Elements of Information Theory, Wiley, 2006

The last third of the course mostly uses

Michael W. Berry, Murray Browne: Understanding search engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval, SIAM, 2005   and
Amy N. Langville, Carl D. Meyer: Google's PageRank and Beyond - The Science of Search Engine Rankings, Princeton, 2006

Two additional references whose full text can be viewed online are

David MacKay: Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, Cambridge, 2003   and
David Easley, Jon Kleinberg: Networks, Crowds, and Markets, Cambridge, 2010

Further references will be given in the course.

Notes from earlier course: These notes were written during the term and immediately put online. The may contain quite a few minor (and possibly even major) errors. The present version was slightly expanded for this year's course. If you find any errors or have any comments, please contact me.

Course notes
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