Feynman Lectures on Computation

Feynman Lectures on Computation

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First published in 1996, this collection of essays on computation, presented at Caltech from 1983-86, give the Feynman treatment to subjects such as computability, Turing machines and information theory. Taken as a whole, they explore the potential and fundamental limitations of digital computers.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 24mm | 422g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w diagrams, suggested reading, index
  • 0140284516
  • 9780140284515

Table of contents

Introduction to computers: computer organization; the theory of computation; coding and information theory; reversible computation and the thermodynamics of computing; quantum mechanical computers; physical aspects of computation. Afterword: memories of Richard Feynman.
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