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Generalizing Landauer's principle.

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In a recent paper [Stud. Hist. Philos. Mod. Phys. 36, 355 (2005)] it is argued that to properly understand the thermodynamics of Landauer's principle it is necessary to extend the concept of logical operations to include indeterministic operations. Here we examine the thermodynamics of such operations in more detail, extending the work of Landauer to include indeterministic operations and to include logical states with variable entropies, temperatures, and mean energies. We derive the most ge...

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10.1103/physreve.79.031105

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Journal:
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics More from this journal
Volume:
79
Issue:
3 Pt 1
Pages:
031105
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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EISSN:
1550-2376
ISSN:
1539-3755
Language:
English
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pubs:251812
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uuid:b7a71671-99ea-42d3-ad0a-cb27702174db
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251812
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2012-12-19

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