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The Physics of Computing

  • 1st Edition - October 16, 2016
  • Author: Marilyn Wolf
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 9 3 8 1 - 8
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 9 6 1 6 - 1

The Physics of Computing gives a foundational view of the physical principles underlying computers. Performance, power, thermal behavior, and reliability are all harder and harde… Read more

The Physics of Computing

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The Physics of Computing gives a foundational view of the physical principles underlying computers. Performance, power, thermal behavior, and reliability are all harder and harder to achieve as transistors shrink to nanometer scales. This book describes the physics of computing at all levels of abstraction from single gates to complete computer systems.

It can be used as a course for juniors or seniors in computer engineering and electrical engineering, and can also be used to teach students in other scientific disciplines important concepts in computing. For electrical engineering, the book provides the fundamentals of computing that link core concepts to computing. For computer science, it provides foundations of key challenges such as power consumption, performance, and thermal. The book can also be used as a technical reference by professionals.