The central purpose of this thesis is to study the familiar processes of quantum information theory from a thermodynamic point of view.
Chapter 1 introduces equilibrium thermodynamics and its laws. The laws are then motivated in a statistical mechanics approach which explicitly employs the language of quantum information theory.
Chapter 2 is dedicated to the concept of work extraction, in particular in non- equilibrium scenarios. In this context a generalised notion of equi...Expand abstract
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Work, heat, and power of quantum processes
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