MAS.862 The Physics of Information Technology

Class Info

Self-contained introduction to the governing equations for devices that collect, store, manipulate, transmit and present information. Provides an understanding of how operational device principles work, their uses, the limits on their performance, and how they might be improved. Students review the foundations of thermodynamics and noise, electromagnetics, and the quantum description of materials, and then study their application in areas such as semiconductor logic, magnetic storage, wireless and optical communications, and quantum information and computation.

This class has no prerequisites.

MAS.862 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by N. Gershenfeld.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays in E14-493.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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