Entropy, macroscopic information, and phase transitions

Parrondo, Juan M. R.
March 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 511 Issue 1, p314
Academic Journal
The relationship between entropy and information is reviewed, taking into account that information is stored in macroscopic degrees of freedom, such as the order parameter in a system exhibiting spontaneous symmetry breaking. It is shown that most problems of the relationship between entropy and information, embodied in a variety of Maxwell demons, are also present in any symmetry breaking transition. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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