||Multimedia forms part of the technological environment in which we work and think. The goal of the course is breadth to cover the key principles of multimedia. The content of this course is composed of the following seven parts. In Part 1, multimedia authoring and data representations are introduced. Part 2 explains lossless/lossy compression algorithms. Part 3 covers image compression standards. Part 4 introduces MPEG-1, 2, 4, 7, and beyond. Part 5 covers MPEG audio compression. Part 6 covers computer and multimedia networks. Part 7 covers multimedia network communications and applications.