Welcome
to the MODD Zone
(Mathematics
Of Digital Data, Period D)
Web address shortcut for this page: www.modd.net/1112modd
Are
you nervous when you see NCWEE? concerned when you see CIRC? perturbed when you
see PBC? Visit Mr. Hansen’s fabled abbreviations
page to make sense of those cryptic markings you see on your papers.
Schedule
at a Glance (see archives for older entries) 


T 1/3/012 
Classes resume. 

W 1/4/012 
Guy’s
presentation. 

Th
1/5/012 
Richard’s
presentation. 

F 1/6/012 
Peter’s
presentation. 

M 1/9/012 
Exam, 2:00
p.m., MH102. ·
Claude Shannon,
Bell Labs, father of information theory, author of Shannon’s Theorem (channel
capacity as a function of bandwidth, power, and S/N ratio), also associated
with the NyquistShannon Sampling Theorem. ·
Harry Nyquist, also of Bell Labs, famous for the Sampling Theorem
(to avoid aliasing artifacts, we must sample slightly more than twice as
rapidly as the highest frequency found in the data source). ·
(Richard)
Hamming, also of Bell Labs, mathematician who developed the Hamming codes for
error correction. ·
Alan Turing,
father of computer science, worked on cracking the Nazi Enigma cipher during
World War II, was later hounded by the British government and was driven to
commit suicide. ·
Hedy Lamarr,
actress who dreamed up the idea of spreadspectrum frequencyhopping communication,
which is today used everywhere in wireless digital communication. ·
Gordon Moore,
cofounder of Intel, famous for Moore’s Law (density of transistors, and
hence the computing or storage capability at a given price point, essentially
doubles every 1824 months). ·
RSA, the
initials of mathematicians Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman, who published their most famous paper in 1978.
You don’t need to remember the names, just the initials. The RSA algorithm
for publickey encryption was granted a patent and made its developers famous
and successful. 

Links Based on Class Discussions:
 Latest revision of our MODD course
outline from 2005, before we had a good textbook to use
 Homemade “Segway”like balancing scooter uses a fair amount of calculus!
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Last updated: 07 Jan 2012