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IST4_lec1 - IST 4 Information and Logic 2008 Tuesday...

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Unformatted text preview: IST 4 Information and Logic 2008 Tuesday Thursday 2:30-4:00 Moore 070 ecturer: Shuki Bruck 331 Moore ffice hours: uesday, Thursday; 4-5pm ffice hours: onday 3-4pm, Wednesday 8-9pm in 311 Moore or questions: [email protected] eb site: paradise.caltech.edu/ist4/ Secretary: Michelle Chen; 304 Moore Dan Po-Ling Zhiying Evan From Screws to Systems… The Lineage of BMW It happens in biological systems!!! C. Elegans Lineage total of 959 cells 302 nerve cells 131 cells are destined to die total of 959 cells 302 nerve cells 131 cells are destined to die C. Elegans Lineage Amazing precision in process and structure ??? Can You Remember the Following Table? Can You Remember the Following Table? What is the second number in the third row? Do all the digits 0...9 appear? Name a missing digit? Can You Remember the Following Table? Can You Remember the Following Table? What is the last number in the fourth row? Can You Remember the Following Table? Solomon Shereshevskii ( S ) 1886 – 1958, Moscow S could do it and more! Absolute Memory 1968 Alexander Luria 1902- 1977, Moscow Solomon Shereshevskii ( S ) 1886 – 1958, Moscow Luria studied the memory of S from the mid 1920s for about thirty years... This research account is documented in a nice little book Information Storage is Error Free An Amazing Memory An Amazing Memory Information Recall is Associative An Amazing Memory Memory and recall of a ‘nonsense’ formula... • You are invited to write short essay on the topic of the Magenta Question. This is for extra credit • Recommended length is 2-3 pages (not more) Submit the essay in PDF format to [email protected] • No collaboration. No extensions People with an Unusual Memory Q Deadline 4/10/2008 rading of MQ: 8% of a homework set 4 for content quality, 4 for writing quality ome students will be given an opprtunity to give a short presentation for up to 8 additional points! Magical Precision n process (time) and tructure (geometry) In information storage and associative recall It is ‘Magic’ because do not know how to design and build systems that do it!! This Amazing Precision is Controlled By Stochastic Chemical Reactions C B A + 1112 0022 3101 2A D C + The probability for a reaction to happen is a function of the number of molecules (#A x #B) or (#C x #D) Which one is more likely? C...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2009 for the course IST 4 taught by Professor Shuki during the Spring '09 term at Caltech.

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