February 8, 2014

Saturday Learning Series - Language of Coins Parts 1 to 4

A new Saturday Learning Series about the topic of What is Information, a brief web series from Art of the Problem.  Told in 16 short parts, I've split the series into groups of four.

Part 1 delves into questions such as what is entropy? a bit? communication? compression?



Part 2: "The origin of pictographic & ideographic writing systems are imagined in the first part of this story (proto-writing). The rebus principle is introduced, setting the stage for the development of an alphabet"



Part 3: The history of the alphabet.


Part 4: Source encoding.

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