Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 6.050J / 2.110J     Information and Entropy     Spring 2005


6.050J Information and Entropy
2.110J Information and Entropy

Prereq.: 8.01 or 8.012 or 8.01L or 8.01T
U (Spring)

Unified theory of information with applications to computing, communications, thermodynamics, and other sciences. Digital signals and streams, codes, compression, noise, and probability. Reversible and irreversible operations. Information in biological systems. Channel capacity. Maximum-entropy formalism. Thermodynamic equilibrium, temperature. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Quantum computation.

P. Penfield, Jr., S. Lloyd

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