# Simple explanation of Landauer's bound and its ineffectiveness for multivalued logic

@article{Kycia2020SimpleEO, title={Simple explanation of Landauer's bound and its ineffectiveness for multivalued logic}, author={Radosław A. Kycia and Agnieszka Niemczynowicz}, journal={ArXiv}, year={2020}, volume={abs/2001.00942} }

We discuss, using recent results on the Landauer's bound in multivalued logic, the difficulties and pitfalls of how to apply this principle. The presentation is based on Szilard's version of Maxwell's demon experiment and use of equilibrium Thermodynamics. Different versions of thermodynamical/mechanical memory are presented - one-hot encoding version and the implementation based on reversed Szilard's experiment. Relation of the Landauer's principle to Galois connection is explained in detail.

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