MAS.862: The Physics of Information Technology
Thursdays 1:00-4:00 E14-493
Neil Gershenfeld
2019


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:

2/07 computation, interactions, units, and magnitudes
2/14 noise in physical systems
2/21 information in physical systems
2/28 electromagnetic fields and waves
3/07 circuits, transmission lines, and waveguides
3/14 antennas
3/21 optics, lensless imaging
3/28 no class (Spring break)
4/04 optical materials and devices
4/11 semiconductor materials and devices
4/18 magnetic materials and devices
4/25 transducers
5/02 measurement and coding
5/09 quantum computing and communications
5/16 development
5/23 presentation
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These topics will be developed through weekly problem sets, laboratory demonstrations, and analytical, numerical, or experimental semester projects.