MAS.862 The Physics of Information Technology


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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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Gershenfeld.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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