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Bluff Your Way in the Second Law of Thermodynamics

- J. Uffink
- Mathematics, Physics
- 19 May 2000

The aim of this article is to analyse the relation between the second law of thermodynamics and the so-called arrow of time. For this purpose, a number of different aspects in this arrow of time are… Expand

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The Origins of Time-asymmetry in Thermodynamics: The Minus First Law

This paper investigates what the source of time-asymmetry is in thermodynamics, and comments on the question whether a time-symmetric formulation of the Second Law is possible.

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The constraint rule of the maximum entropy principle

- J. Uffink
- Mathematics
- 1 March 1996

Abstract The principle of maximum entropy is a method for assigning values to probability distributions on the basis of partial information. In usual formulations of this and related methods of… Expand

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Quadratic bell inequalities as tests for multipartite entanglement.

- J. Uffink
- Physics, Medicine
- Physical review letters
- 17 January 2002

This Letter presents quantum mechanical inequalities which distinguish, for systems of n spin- 1 / 2 particles ( n>2), between fully entangled states and states in which at most n-1 particles are… Expand

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Boltzmann's H-theorem, its discontents, and the birth of statistical mechanics

- H. Brown, Wayne C. Myrvold, J. Uffink
- Physics
- 1 May 2009

A comparison is made of the traditional Loschmidt (reversibility) and Zermelo (recurrence) objections to Boltzmann's H-theorem, and its simplified variant in the Ehrenfests’ 1912 wind-tree model. The… Expand

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Uncertainty principle and uncertainty relations

- J. Uffink, J. Hilgevoord
- Mathematics
- 1 September 1985

It is generally believed that the uncertainty relation Δq Δp≥1/2ħ, where Δq and Δp are standard deviations, is the precise mathematical expression of the uncertainty principle for position and… Expand

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Sufficient conditions for three-particle entanglement and their tests in recent experiments

- M. Seevinck, J. Uffink
- Physics
- 13 July 2001

We point out a loophole problem in some recent experimental claims to produce three-particle entanglement. The problem consists in the question whether mixtures of two-particle entangled states might… Expand

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Thermodynamic Uncertainty Relations

- J. Uffink, J. van Lith
- Physics, Mathematics
- 8 June 1998

Bohr and Heisenberg suggested that the thermodynamical quantities of temperature and energy are complementary in the same way as position and momentum in quantum mechanics. Roughly speaking their… Expand

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Subjective probability and statistical physics

- J. Uffink
- Computer Science
- 2009

TLDR

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