Energy Dissipation and Information Flow in Coupled Markovian Systems

@article{Quenneville2018EnergyDA,
  title={Energy Dissipation and Information Flow in Coupled Markovian Systems},
  author={Matthew E. Quenneville and David A. Sivak},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2018},
  volume={20}
}
A stochastic system under the influence of a stochastic environment is correlated with both present and future states of the environment. Such a system can be seen as implicitly implementing a predictive model of future environmental states. The non-predictive model complexity has been shown to lower-bound the thermodynamic dissipation. Here we explore these statistical and physical quantities at steady state in simple models. We show that under quasi-static driving this model complexity… 
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