6.050 Information, Entropy, and Computation


Class Info

Explores the ultimate limits to communication and computation, with an emphasis on the physical nature of information and information processing. Topics include information and computation, digital signals, codes, and compression. Biological representations of information. Logic circuits, computer architectures, and algorithmic information. Noise, probability, and error correction. The concept of entropy applied to channel capacity and to the second law of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible operations and the physics of computation. Quantum computation.

This class has 8.01 as a prerequisite.

6.050 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. Penfield and S. Lloyd.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Wednesdays in 1-136.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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