Thermodynamic resource theories, non-commutativity and maximum entropy principles

  title={Thermodynamic resource theories, non-commutativity and maximum entropy principles},
  author={Matteo Lostaglio and D. Jennings and T. Rudolph},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  • Matteo Lostaglio, D. Jennings, T. Rudolph
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • New Journal of Physics
  • We discuss some features of thermodynamics in the presence of multiple conserved quantities. We prove a generalisation of Landauer principle illustrating tradeoffs between the erasure costs paid in different 'currencies'. We then show how the maximum entropy and complete passivity approaches give different answers in the presence of multiple observables. We discuss how this seems to prevent current resource theories from fully capturing thermodynamic aspects of non-commutativity. 
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