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Unpredictable? Randomness, Chance and Free Will

This cross-disciplinary course deals with the undetermined, the unpredictable- or what appears to be such. Learn about the usefulness of randomness in communication and computation, the intrinsic randomness of quantum phenomena, the unpredictability of the weather, and the implications of the neural activity of the brain on our "free will".

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014

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This integrative course covers randomness (its definition, use and generation) and the unpredictability of physical events (classical noise and chaos, quantum indeterminism). These are considered against the notion of free will.

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  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Feb 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Valerio Scarani
  • Institution: Coursera

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About Coursera: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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