Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Faculty Publications and Presentations

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

8-24-2016

Abstract

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.

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Publication Title

Research Advances in Quantum Dynamics

DOI

10.5772/63563

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