• Entropy, information and Maxwell’s demon after quantum mechanics

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      Entropy; information; quantum measurement; observer

    • Abstract


      The problem of the subjective nature of entropy and its relation to information and irreversibility is examined in the light of the quantum measurement problem. The main thesis of the paper is that state collapse during a measurement 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 assertion that any universe with a structure must evolve.

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      Rajendra Bhandari1

      1. Raman Research Institute, Bangalore - 560006
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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