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Information and its role in nature

Author: J G Roederer
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2005
Series: Frontiers collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting an in-depth interdisciplinary discussion of the concept of information and its role in the control of natural processes, the author first briefly reviews classical and quantum information theory. He then addresses numerous essential questions, such as: Is information reducible to the laws of physics and chemistry?, and more
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G Roederer
ISBN: 3540230750 9783540230755
OCLC Number: 950876264
Notes: 1. Elements of Classical Information Theory * 2. Elements of Quantum Information Theory * 3. Classical, Quantum and Information-driven Interactions * 4. The "Active" Role of Information in Biological Systems * 5. The "Passive" Role of Information Physics * 6. Information and the Brain.
Description: 235 s
Contents: Elements of Classical Information Theory.- Elements of Quantum Information Theory.- Classical, Quantum and Information-Driven Interactions.- The "Active" Role of Information in Biological Systems.- The `Passive' Role of Information in Physics.- Information and the Brain.
Series Title: Frontiers collection

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Presents an in-depth interdisciplinary discussion of the concept of information and its role in the control of natural processes. Reviews briefly classical and quantum information theory.Addresses  Read more...

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From the reviews:Paul Davies, in Australian Physics Vol. 42 (5), 2005:This well-written and engaging book reviews the way information is used in its many and varied contexts, from quantum particles Read more...

 
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