MAS.862: The Physics of Information Technology
Thursdays 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:

2/03 computation, interactions, units, and magnitudes
2/10 noise in physical systems
2/17 information in physical systems
2/24 electromagnetic fields and waves
3/03 circuits, transmission lines, and waveguides
3/10 antennas
3/17 optics
3/24 no class (Spring break) lensless imaging
3/31 semiconductor materials and devices
4/07 optical materials and devices
4/14 magnetic materials and devices
4/21 transducers
4/28 measurement and coding
5/05 quantum computing and communications
5/12 development
5/17 project presentation

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