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Memoryless Thermodynamics? A Reply

@article{Mandal2015MemorylessTA,
  title={Memoryless Thermodynamics? A Reply},
  author={Dibyendu Mandal and Alexander B. Boyd and James P. Crutchfield},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1508.03311}
}
Several years ago, Chris Jarzynski and one of us (DM)introduced a solvable model of a thermodynamic ratchetthat leveraged information to convert thermal energy towork [1, 2]. Our hope was to give a new level of under-standing of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and oneof its longest-lived counterexamples—Maxwell’s Demon.As it reads in “bits” from an input string Y, a detailed-balance stochastic multistate controller raises or lowers amass against gravity, writing “exhaust” bits to an… 
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The above article is about a family of Maxwell–like demons for which there are correlations between “information–bearing degrees of freedom” (quoting from the authors’ description of their work).
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