ECSE 310 Thermodynamics of Computing (3 credits)

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


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: Winter 2019

Instructors: Songrui Zhao (Winter)