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The Resource The physics of information technology, Neil Gershenfeld

The physics of information technology, Neil Gershenfeld

Label
The physics of information technology
Title
The physics of information technology
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gershenfeld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Physics of Information Technology explores the familiar devices that we use to collect, transform, transmit, and interact with electronic information. Many such devices operate surprisingly close to very many fundamental physical limits. Understanding how such devices work, and how they can (and cannot) be improved, requires deep insight into the character of physical law as well as engineering practice. The book starts with an introduction to units, forces, and the probabilistic foundations of noise and signalling, then progresses through the electromagnetics of wired and wireless communications, and the quantum mechanics of electronic, optical, and magnetic materials, to discussions of mechanisms for computation, storage, sensing, and display. This self-contained volume will help both physical scientists and computer scientists see beyond the conventional division between hardware and software to understand the implications of physical theory for information manipulation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gershenfeld, Neil A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge series on information and the natural sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solid state physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Telecommunication
Label
The physics of information technology, Neil Gershenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lensless imaging and inverse problems
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Generating, detecting, and modulating light
  • Magnetic storage
  • Measurement and coding
  • Transducers
  • Quantum computing and communications
  • Introduction
  • Interactions, units, and magnitudes
  • Noise in physical systems
  • Information in physical systems
  • Electromagnetic fields and waves
  • Circuits, transmission lines, and waveguides
  • Antennas
  • Optics
Control code
980000034214
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 370 p
Isbn
9780521580441
Lccn
lc00034214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The physics of information technology, Neil Gershenfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lensless imaging and inverse problems
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Generating, detecting, and modulating light
  • Magnetic storage
  • Measurement and coding
  • Transducers
  • Quantum computing and communications
  • Introduction
  • Interactions, units, and magnitudes
  • Noise in physical systems
  • Information in physical systems
  • Electromagnetic fields and waves
  • Circuits, transmission lines, and waveguides
  • Antennas
  • Optics
Control code
980000034214
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 370 p
Isbn
9780521580441
Lccn
lc00034214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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