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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Feynman, Richard Phillips.
Feynman lectures on computation.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard P Feynman; Anthony J G Hey; Robin W Allen
|Description:||xiv, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface / Richard Feynman --
1. Introduction to Computers --
2. Computer Organization --
3. The Theory of Computation --
4. Coding and Information Theory --
5. Reversible Computation and the Thermodynamics of Computing --
6. Quantum Mechanical Computers --
7. Physical Aspects of Computation --
Afterword: Memories of Richard Feynman.
|Responsibility:||Richard P. Feynman ; edited by Anthony J.G. Hey and Robin W. Allen.|
Feynman's philosophy of learning and discovery comes through strongly in these lectures. He constantly points out the benefits of playing around with concepts and working out solutions to problems on your own - before looking at the back of the book for the answers. As Feynman says in the lectures: "If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions - for the fun of it - then one day you'll turn around and discover that nobody actually did that one! And that's the way to become a computer scientist."