Quantum Thermodynamic Processes: Energy and Information Flow at the Nanoscale, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Quantum Thermodynamic Processes

Energy and Information Flow at the Nanoscale, 1st Edition

By Guenter Mahler

Pan Stanford

486 pages

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pub: 2014-12-19
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The point of departure of this book is a triad of themes: information theory, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. These are related: thermodynamics and quantum mechanics form the basis of quantum thermodynamics; information and quantum mechanics underly, inter alia, the notorious quantum measurement problem; and information and thermodynamics ha

Table of Contents

Introduction. Information. Quantum Physics. Thermodynamics. Quantum Thermodynamics. Finite Processes. Control Cycles. Continuous Operations. Outlook.

About the Author

Gunter Mahler obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics in 1972 and habilitation in theoretical physics in 1977 from the University of Regensburg, Germany. Since 1978, he was professor of theoretical physics at Institut fur Theoretische Physik I, Universit?Stuttgart, Germany, from where he retired in 2011. From 2004 to 2010, he was dean for international studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Universit?Stuttgart. Prof. Mahler's research interests include quantum system theory, quantum stochastics, quantum networks, quantum control, quantum measurement and sensorics, quantum information processing, quantum thermodynamics and quantum transport, and quantum thermodynamical machines.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory