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Information-theoretic foundations of thermodynamics in general probabilistic theories

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In this thesis we study the informational underpinnings of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. To this purpose, we use an abstract framework— general probabilistic theories—, capable of describing arbitrary physical theories, which allows one to abstract the informational content of a theory from the concrete details of its formalism. In this framework, we extend the treatment of microcanonical thermodynamics, namely the thermodynamics of systems with a well-defined energy, bey...

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Carlo Maria Scandolo More by this author

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University of Oxford, Department of Computer Science
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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