Over one hundred thirty years in the past, James Clerk Maxwell brought his hypothetical "demon" as a problem to the scope of the second one legislations of thermodynamics. Fascination with the demon continued through the improvement of statistical and quantum physics, info idea, and computing device technological know-how, and hyperlinks were tested among Maxwell's demon and every of those disciplines. The demon's seductive caliber makes it attractive to actual scientists, engineers, desktop scientists, biologists, psychologists, and historians and philosophers of science.
Since the ebook of Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, details, Computing in 1990, Maxwell's demon has been the topic of renewed and elevated curiosity through quite a few researchers within the fields pointed out above. up-to-date and multiplied, Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum details, Computing keeps a few of the seminal papers that seemed within the first variation, together with the unique concepts of James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson; a ancient overview through Martin Klein; and key articles via Leo Szilard, Leon Brillouin, Rolf Landauer, and Charles Bennett that resulted in new branches of study at the demon. This moment variation comprises more recent articles by way of Landauer, Bennett, and others, relating to Landauer's precept; connections with quantum mechanics; algorithmic details; and the thermodynamics and boundaries of computation. The publication additionally contains separate bibliographies: an alphabetical directory through writer and a chronological bibliography that's annotated via the editors and comprises chosen rates from the books and articles indexed. The bibliography has greater than doubled in measurement given that ebook of the 1st variation and now comprises over 570 entries.
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