MATH3411 is a Mathematics Level III course. 

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: MATH1081 or DPST1014 (CR) or MATH1231(CR) or MATH1241(CR) or MATH1251(CR) or MATH2099. 

Cycle of offering: Term 3

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: The Course outline  contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The MATH3411 Timetable contains up-to-date timetabling information and Handbook details provides further details. 

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Course aims

The aim of MATH3411 is to introduce students to the areas of coding theory, data compression, information theory and cryptography, all from a mathematical point of view. It does not consider any of these topics in great depth: it is more of an overview. It will cover the mathematical aspects of these areas and will not cover any engineering or implementation aspects, although such aspects may be mentioned where relevant.

Course description

Discrete communication channels: information theory, compresssion and error correcting coding, cryptography, entropy.