Several subjects which reside in the overlap area of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and thermodynamics are investigated in depth. This collection of subjects shares a common domain which is referred to as Maxwell’s demon. The classical version of this idea is introduced, and then, the contribution made by Szilard to the subject is presented. Several demons are considered, and it is shown that to best understand this area, quantum mechanics and the role information plays in it must be appreciated deeply.
Paul Bracken (August 24th 2016). Quantum Dynamics, Entropy and Quantum Versions of Maxwell’s Demon, Research Advances in Quantum Dynamics, Paul Bracken, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/63563. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/51480
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