Math Club - The Mathematics of Morse Code

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00


Speaker Information
Juan J. Manfredi
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract or Additional Information

Morse code is the first communication system that was used successfully in wireless mode by Marconi in 1901, and certainly one of the simplest such systems. We will describe the basis of Information Theory  developed by Claude Shannon in 1948 in the world’s most famous Master’s Thesis (A Mathematical Theory of Communication),  using Morse Code as an example. Morse Code is the simplest example of a Discrete Noiseless System