Course syllabus

Information Transmission

EIT100, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: C1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course introduces ideas from modern telecommunication technology. Its aim is to answer some fundamental questions:

Which kinds of information need to be transferred?

How do we measure information?

How do we transfer or store information?

What is the advantage of digital communication?

Which laws govern information transmission?

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam (5 h) consisting of five problems.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA01 Calculus in One Variable or equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Fredrik Tufvesson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Connections to other courses: Knowledge from previous course(s) in maths will be used in the course. Students who wish to get a deeper knowledge in the different areas covered should look for the optional courses in the area.