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Title: Landauer's principle and divergenceless dynamical systems
Authors: Zander, Claudia
Plastino, Ángel Ricardo
Plastino, Angelo
Casas, Montserrat
Curilef, Sergio
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Landauer’s principle is one of the pillars of the physics of information. It constitutes one of the foundations behind the idea that “information is physical”. Landauer’s principle establishes the smallest amount of energy that has to be dissipated when one bit of information is erased from a computing device. Here we explore an extended Landauerlike principle valid for general dynamical systems (not necessarily Hamiltonian) governed by divergenceless phase space flows.
Sponsorship: The financial assistance of the National Research Foundation (NRF; South African Agency) towards this research is hereby acknowledged. This work was partially supported by the Projects FQM-2445 and FQM-207 of the Junta de Andalucia (Spain) and by the MEC grant No. FIS2005-02796 (Spain).
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Information physics
Landauer principle
Entropy
Dynamical systems
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/33009
ISSN: 1099-4300
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Zander, C.; et al. Landauer's principle and divergenceless dynamical systems. Entropy, 11: 586-597 (2009). []
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