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ECSE 310 Thermodynamics of Computing (3 credits)

Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

Overview

Electrical Engineering : An introduction to thermodynamics from the perspective of computer engineering. The first and second laws of thermodynamics; elementary information theory (bits, entropy); energy storage and dissipation in electrical circuits; effects of noise in switching circuits; the fluctuation-dissipation theorem; Landauer’s principle; reversible and irreversible computation; energy costs of communication; thermal resistance, heat sinking, and cooling technologies for computing circuits.

Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

Instructors: Kirk, Andrew G (Fall) Zhao, Songrui (Winter)

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