Thermodynamics of Quantum Causal Models: An Inclusive, Hamiltonian Approach

  title={Thermodynamics of Quantum Causal Models: An Inclusive, Hamiltonian Approach},
  author={Philipp Strasberg},
Operational quantum stochastic thermodynamics is a recently proposed theory to study the thermodynamics of open systems based on the rigorous notion of a quantum stochastic process or quantum causal model. In there, a stochastic trajectory is defined solely in terms of experimentally accessible measurement results, which serve as the basis to define the corresponding thermodynamic quantities. In contrast to this observer-dependent point of view, a `black box', which evolves unitarily and can… 

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