The goal of the subject Computer
technologies is to introduce to students of computer science and informatics
the physical and technological fundamentals for operating and manufacturing
computers, quantitative treatment of some relevant examples from the area of
solid state physics, as well as the introduction of the application of physics
laws in the technology of fabrication of microelectronic, monolithic circuits
which are basic elements of computers. One of the aims of the subject is also
the introduction of quantum mechanics which becomes increasingly important
physical theory in computer science.

Course practicalities: Lectures and individual reading. Two colloquia (or a written exam), seminar work, oral exam. Lecture notes, exercise book and a list of examination questions are available.

Prerequisites: elementary classical physics, basic linear algebra and calculus.