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Information Theory for Complex Systems

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: FIM780

The course does not start as a freestanding course this academic year but can start within a program or a course package. Please contact the department for further information.

About the Course

The course introduces you to important concepts in information theory that can be used to describe and characterise complex systems. The concepts are applied to a number of areas in complex systems: cellular automata, fractals, chemical self-organisation, and chaos. The main aim is to give you the knowledge and skills to apply information theory to a wide variety of different systems. The course also gives a presentation of the connections between information theory and physics, primarily statistical mechanics and thermodynamics.

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Study Guidance

Majken Lundqvist,, 031-786 9143


Department of Physics
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Origovägen 6 B

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