Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
6.050J/2.110J – Information, Entropy and Computation – Spring 2009

Unit 12: Temperature


Lecture Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:00 PM Room 36-153
Recitation Thursday, May 7, 2009, 1:00 PM Room 36-153
Final exam Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Room 32-124
Closed book except that two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper,
with notes on both sides, are allowed

Lecture Handouts

Students who for any reason did not receive these items can pick up a copy in Room 38-344. Most of this material is also available on the 6.050J/2.110J Web site

Reading Assignment



Seminal papers on the Principle of Maximum Entropy by Edwin T. Jaynes (July 5, 1922 - April 30, 1998):



There are many textbooks on thermodynamics and energy conversion.

Help Wanted

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