I talk about Benjamin Shumaker's "Information for Quantum Measurements," which disucsses the differences between information-theoretic entropy, physical entropy, and it's application to quantum communication.
1. Paper for this episode:
- Schumaker, B., "Information for Quantum Measurements." Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information, W.H. Zurek, ed., 29 (Perseus Books, 1990)
2. Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information., Wojciech H. Zurek, ed. (1990). This is the book that I'm reading.
3. Good books about entropy and statistical mechanics understandable educated people:
- Ben-Naim, A., Entropy Demysitified: The Second Law Reduced to Plain Common Sense with Seven Simulated Games. (World Scientific, 2008). [Amazon]
- Ben-Naim, A., Entropy and the Second Law: Interpretation and Misss-Interpretationsss. (World Scientific, 2012). [Amazon]
Ben-Naim has written many more books on the subject, in various levels of technical detail. But, as I haven't read them, I can't sort through them for you.
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