Thermodynamics of information

  title={Thermodynamics of information},
  author={J. M. R. Parrondo and Jordan M. Horowitz and Takahiro Sagawa},
By its very nature, the second law of thermodynamics is probabilistic, in that its formulation requires a probabilistic description of the state of a system. This raises questions about the objectivity of the second law: does it depend, for example, on what we know about the system? For over a century, much e ort has been devoted to incorporating information into thermodynamics and assessing the entropic and energetic costs of manipulating information. More recently, this historically… CONTINUE READING
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