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The Demon and the Quantum

The Demon and the Quantum

Robert J. Scully, Marlan O. Scully

ISBN: 978-3-527-40688-3

Sep 2007

280 pages

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This book explains the connection between Maxwell's Demon and the role of the observer and quantum eraser, showing that information science, thermodynamics and quantum physics are closely related. By focusing on entropy, information, and observation, the authors bring a unique perspective to this subject, providing an insight into the strange ways of the quantum that will fascinate scientists and lay readers alike.

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1. Mathematics, Mysticism, and more
2. Mass in Motion
3. From Engines to Entropy: Carnot and Clausius develop the Yardstick of Engine Efficiency
4. From Statistical Entropy to Statistical Time: Thermodynamics evolves from being an Engineers' Tool to becoming a Philosophers' Gold Mine
5. Maxwell's Demon leads us to combine Consciousness, Entropy, and Information
6. Quantum Mechanics I: From Micromagnets to Micromasers
7. Using Quantum Mechanics to Resolve the Maxwell Demon Paradox
8. Quantum Mechanics II: The Wave Side of Particles and the Particle Side of Waves
9. From Wigner's Friend to Quantum Erasure: Of Wigner's Friends and their Amnesia
10. On Quantum Mechanics and the Big Questions
"The Demon and the Quantum is accessible to a large spectrum of readers of PHYSICS TODAY; it is worthwhile reading…" (Physics Today, November 2008)

"The relation between information and our current understanding of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics is profound, subtle, and complex…" (CHOICE, May 2008)

By focusing on entropy, information, and observation,
the authors bring a unique perspective to this subject, providing an insight into the strange
ways of the quantum that will fascinate scientists and lay readers alike.

"By focusing on entropy, information, and observation, the authors bring a unique perspective to this subject, providing an insight into the strange ways of the quantum that will fascinate scientists and lay readers alike." (Zentralblatt MATH 2016)