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REVERSIBLE COMPUTING – MAXWELLS DEMON (M2, Leff)

Lecture Topic : REVERSIBLE COMPUTING – MAXWELLS DEMON (M2, Leff)

Prerequisites : Statistical Mechanics (Sen, M1); Theory of Computation (Sen, M1); Quantum Mechanics (M1); Information Theory (M1);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Maxwell’s Demon 2”, Eds. Harvey S. Leff & Andrew F. Rex, IoP, 2003.

Approx price new on Amazon.com (hard copy) : $69

Approx price second hand on Amazon.com (hard copy) : $59

Availability free on eMule.com (e-format) : Yes

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Lectures and Links :

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Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Overview

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Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.2   Early History and Philosophical Considerations

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Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.3   Smoluchowski Trap Doors and Information Acquisition

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Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.4   Information Erasure : Landauer’s Principle

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Lecture 5   (link)

Ch.5     Quantum Nuances

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Lecture 6   (link)

Ch.6   Algorithmic Information

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Lecture 7   (link)

Ch.7   Computation : Thermodynamics and Limits

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