Journal article icon

Journal article

The Physics of Information

Abstract:

We review of the interface between (theoretical) physics and information for non-experts. The origin of information as related to the notion of entropy is described, first in the context of thermodynamics then in the context of statistical mechanics. A close examination of the foundations of statistical mechanics and the need to reconcile the probabilistic and deterministic views of the world leads us to a discussion of chaotic dynamics, where information plays a crucial role in quantifying p...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Pages:
609-683
Publication date:
2007-08-21
DOI:
URN:
uuid:f0d63a4e-4aa3-4cdd-94bb-d643c752b250
Source identifiers:
387666
Local pid:
pubs:387666

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP