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Maxwell S Demon 2 Entropy Classical And Quantum Information Computing

Author : Harvey Leff
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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. Fascination with the demon persisted throughout the development of statistical and quantum physics, information theory, and computer science, and links have been established between Maxwell's demon and each of these disciplines. The demon's seductive quality makes it appealing to physical scientists, engineers, computer scientists, biologists, psychologists, and historians and philosophers of science. Since the publication of Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, Information, Computing in 1990, Maxwell's demon has been the subject of renewed and increased interest by numerous researchers in the fields mentioned above. Updated and expanded, Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum Information, Computing retains many of the seminal papers that appeared in the first edition, including the original thoughts of James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson; a historical review by Martin Klein; and key articles by Leo Szilard, Leon Brillouin, Rolf Landauer, and Charles Bennett that led to new branches of research on the demon. This second edition contains newer articles by Landauer, Bennett, and others, related to Landauer's principle; connections with quantum mechanics; algorithmic information; and the thermodynamics and limits of computation. The book also includes two separate bibliographies: an alphabetical listing by author and a chronological bibliography that is annotated by the editors and contains selected quotes from the books and articles listed. The bibliography has more than doubled in size since publication of the first edition and now contains over 570 entries.

Maxwell S Demon

Author : Harvey S. Leff
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About 120 years ago, James Clerk Maxwell introduced his now legendary hypothetical "demon" as a challenge to the integrity of the second law of thermodynamics. Fascination with the demon persisted throughout the development of statistical and quantum physics, information theory, and computer science--and linkages have been established between Maxwell's demon and each of these disciplines. The demon's seductive quality makes it appealing to physical scientists, engineers, computer scientists, biologists, psychologists, and historians and philosophers of science. Until now its important source material has been scattered throughout diverse journals. This book brings under one cover twenty-five reprints, including seminal works by Maxwell and William Thomson; historical reviews by Martin Klein, Edward Daub, and Peter Heimann; information theoretic contributions by Leo Szilard, Leon Brillouin, Dennis Gabor, and Jerome Rothstein; and innovations by Rolf Landauer and Charles Bennett illustrating linkages with the limits of computation. An introductory chapter summarizes the demon's life, from Maxwell's illustration of the second law's statistical nature to the most recent "exorcism" of the demon based on a need periodically to erase its memory. An annotated chronological bibliography is included. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Cults Of Relativity

Author : Drake Larson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131774452
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Have you ever wanted someone to explain the Theory of Relativity to you in a way that's honest and easy to understand? The Cults of Relativity does just that, playfully explaining parallel universes, the warping of time and how Einstein derived E=mc2. Then it blasts off into the deep unknown. From there, you'll look back to see a world where some cults gather to worship statistics, while others worship a remarkable prophecy called Cem. And your guides for this journey? Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and an impressive list of physicists, physicians, philosophers...and liars. The Cults of Relativity presents a new view of our universe and is a must-read for those wishing to explore the outer edges of science.

Paradoxes

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Meeting The Entropy Challenge

Author : Gian Paolo Beretta
ISBN : 0735405573
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All papers have been peer-reviewed. World renowned experts gathered in symposium style to explore the role of the second law and entropy in quantum theory, cosmology, biology, nonequilibrium, and energy. Their exciting discussions about recent advances and open fundamental challenges, paint an excellent state of the art of frontier research about thermodynamics in science and engineering.

Quantum Communication Measurement And Computing Qcmc

Author : Alexander Lvovsky
ISBN : UCSD:31822037772399
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The volume contains the proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing. This meeting has been the leading conference in the field for more than two decades. The articles cover quantum information theory, quantum optics, quantum cryptography, experimental tools for quantum information science and related subjects.

Frontiers Of Time

Author : Daniel Peter Sheehan
ISBN : 0735403619
Genre : Philosophy
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Traditional causation posits that the past alone influences the present. In principle, however, the basic laws of physics permit the future an equal measure of influence: retrocausation. This symposium explores theoretical developments and experimental evidence for retrocausation. It is unique in stressing recent experiments in this exciting and potentially important new field.

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