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PL3263 Physics, Information and Computation

Credits: 3.00

This course investigates the conceptual foundations of contemporary notions of information and computation from the point of view of physics. The course is divided into four parts: Part I considers the relation between entropy and global concepts of information; Part 2 considers the relation between spacetime structure and physical concepts of computation; Part 3 considers the relation between quantum and classical information; and Part 4 considers attempts to reconceive physics entirely in information-theoretic terms.

Prerequisites: One Level 2 STS Cluster HuSS elective. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.