Title

Maxwell's demon 2: entropy, classical and quantum information, computing

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2003

Department

Physics

Abstract

Over 130 years ago, James Clerk Maxwell introduced his hypothetical 'demon' as a challenge to the scope of the second law of thermodynamics. This book contains articles by Landauer, Bennett, and others, related to Landauer's principle; connections with quantum mechanics; algorithmic information; and the thermodynamics and limits of computation.