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Maxwell's demon 2 : entropy, classical and quantum information, computing

Author: Harvey S Leff; Andrew F Rex
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Over 130 years ago, James Clerk Maxwell introduced his hypothetical 'demon' as a challenge to the scope of the second law of thermodynamics. This book contains articles by Landauer, Bennett, and  Read more...

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Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey S Leff; Andrew F Rex
ISBN: 0750307595 9780750307598
OCLC Number: 50940631
Notes: Previous ed.: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1990.
Description: xvi, 485 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Overview --
Introduction --
The demon and its properties --
Szilard's model: entropy and information acquisition --
Information acquisition via light signals: a temporary resolution --
Computers and erasure of information: a new resolution --
Foundaions of Landauer's principle --
Quatum Mechanics and Maxwell's demon --
Other aspects of Maxwell's demon and computation --
Early history and philosophical considerations --
W Thompson (1874) Kinetic theory of the dissipation of energy --
E E Daub (1970) Maxwell's demon --
M J Klein (1970) Maxwell, his demon, and the second law of thermodynamics --
L Brillouin (1949) Life, thermodynamics, and cybernetics --
J Rothstein (1951) Information, measurement, and quantum mechanics --
Smoluchowski trap doors and information acquisition --
P A Skordos and W H Zurek (1992) Maxwell's demon, rectifiers, and the second law: computer simulation of Smoluchowski's trapdoor --
A Rex and R Larsen (1992) Entropy and information for an automated Maxwell's demon --
L Szilard (1964) On the decrease of entropy in a thermodynamic system by the intervention of intelligent beings --
L Brilloum (1951) Maxwell's demon cannot operate: information and entropy. I --
J M Jauch and J G Baron (1972) Entropy, information and Szilard's paradox --
O Costa de Beauregard and M Tribus (1974) Information theory and thermodynamics --
Information erasure: Landauer's principle --
R Landaur (1961) Irreversibility and heat generation in the computing process --
H S Leff and A F Rex (1994) Entropy of measurement and erasure: Szilard's membrane model revisited --
K Shizumne (1995) Heat generation required by information erasure --
B Piechocinska (2000) Information erasure --
Quantum nuances --
W H Zurek (1984) Maxwell's demon, Szilard's engine and quantum measurements --
E Lubkin (1987) Keeping the entropy of measurement: Szilard revisited --S Lloyd (1989) Use of mutual information to decrease entropy: impiications for the second law of thermodynamics --
S Lloyd (1997) Quantum-mechanical Maxwell's demon --
V Vedral (2000) --
Landauer's erasure, error correction and entanglemrent --
Algorithmic information --
C M Caves (1993) Information and entropy --
R Schack (1997) Algorithmic information and simplicity in statisical physics --
W H Zurek (1999) Algorithmic randomness, physical entropy, measurements, and the demon of choice --
Computation: thermodynamics and limitis --
C H Bennet (1982) The thermodynamics of computation- a review --
R Landauer (1987) Computation: a fundamental phyical view --
C H Bennett (1988) Notes on the history of reversibe computation --
R Landauer (1996) The physical nature of information --
R Landauer (1996) Minimal energy requirements in communication --
C H Bennett (1998) Information physics in cartoons --
N Gershenfeld (1996) Signal entropy and the thermodynamics of computation --
S Lloyd (2000) Ulimate physical limits to computation.
Other Titles: Maxwell's demon two
Responsibility: edited by Harvey S. Leff and Andrew F. Rex.
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