MAS.862: The Physics of Information Technology
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00 E14-493
Neil Gershenfeld

Have you ever wondered how:

MAS.862 will provide answers to these and many other questions, through a survey of the theoretical foundations and device mechanisms used in information technologies. The schedule will be:

2/02 computation, interactions, units, and magnitudes
2/09 noise in physical systems
2/16 no class (Monday classes)
2/23 information in physical systems
3/01 electromagnetic fields and waves
3/08 circuits, transmission lines, and waveguides
3/15 antennas
3/22 no class (Spring break)
3/29 optics and lensless imaging
4/05 semiconductor materials and devices
4/12 magnetic materials and devices
4/19 no class (Patriots day)
4/26 transducers
5/03 measurement and coding
5/10 quantum computing and communications
5/17 final projects

These topics will be developed through weekly problem sets, laboratory demonstrations, and analytical, numerical, or experimental semester projects.