Feynman Lectures On Computation

Feynman Lectures On Computation

Richard P. Feynman

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0738202967

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"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,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Hey is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and formerly Head of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He is also the editor of FEYNMAN AND COMPUTATION: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF COMPUTERS. Robin W. Allen is a Research Assistant in the same department. S C I E N C E / CO M P U T I N G Advanced Book Program Westview Press ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0296-9 ISBN-10: 0-7382-0296-7 Õ A Member of the Perseus Books Group

Tony Hey is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and formerly Head of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He is also the editor of FEYNMAN AND COMPUTATION: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF COMPUTERS. Robin W. Allen is a Research Assistant in the same department. S C I E N C E / CO M P U T I N G Advanced Book Program Westview Press ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0296-9 ISBN-10: 0-7382-0296-7 Õ A Member of the Perseus Books Group

the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and in the public arena. FEYNMAN FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION When, in 1983 to 1986, Richard 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 now over a decade old, most of the material is timeless and presents a “Feynmanesque” overview of standard and not-so-standard topics in computer science, from

computability and information theory to reversible logic gates and quantum computers. In all the lectures, Feynman’s unique philosophy of learning and discovery shines through. FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION “FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION is a classic: I can think of no finer introduction to the underlying concepts for anyone who will ever use a computer.” —TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION ISBN-10: 0-7382-0296-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0296-9

computability and information theory to reversible logic gates and quantum computers. In all the lectures, Feynman’s unique philosophy of learning and discovery shines through. FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION “FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION is a classic: I can think of no finer introduction to the underlying concepts for anyone who will ever use a computer.” —TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT FEYNMAN LECTURES ON COMPUTATION ISBN-10: 0-7382-0296-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-7382-0296-9

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