Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 6.050J / 2.110J     Information and Entropy     Spring 2007


6.050J Information and Entropy
2.110J Information and Entropy

Prereq.: 8.01, 8.012, 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

P. Penfield, Jr., S. Lloyd

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