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Information Theory for Complex Systems

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

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

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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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Majken Lundqvist,, 031-786 9143


Department of Physics
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Origovägen 6 B

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