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Title: Entropy, information and Maxwell's demon after quantum mechanics
Authors: Bhandari, R.
Keywords: Entropy
Information
Quantum measurement
Observer
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 1976, Vol. 6, p135-145.
Abstract: The problem of the subjective nature of entropy and its relation to information and irreversibility is examined in the light of the quantum measure- ment problem. The main thesis of the paper is that state collapse during a measure- ment and hence entropy increase in the observed universe is seen by observers who are only able to observe a restricted manifold of states determined by their concepts, language, etc., in short by their level of perception. The thesis leads to the asser- tion that any universe with a structure must evolve.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/918
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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