Feynman Lectures on Computation / Edition 1

Feynman Lectures on Computation / Edition 1

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by Richard P. Feynman, Anthony Hey, David Pines
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0738202967

ISBN-13: 9780738202969

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


When, in 1984–86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and

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When, in 1984–86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and John Hopfield. Although the lectures are now thirteen years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a “Feynmanesque” overview of many standard and some not-so-standard topics in computer science such as reversible logic gates and quantum computers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738202969
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,128,478
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction to Computers
2 Computer Organization
3 The Theory of Computation
4 Coding and Information Theory
5 Reversible Computation and the Thermodynamics of Computing
6 Quantum Mechanical Computers
7 Physical Aspects of Computation
Afterword: Memories of Richard Feynman
Index

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