Posts Tagged ‘information’

Some quotes (mostly mine) from the discussion on the everything list 13.03.2012 01:43 Russell Standish: This about experimentally testing Landauer’s principle that computation has thermodynamic constraints. 13.03.2012 16:29 Evgenii Rudnyi: Thanks for the link. Yet, it is unclear to me what is exactly information and computation in this experiment. To be more precise, […]

From discussion on embryophysics 29.02.2012 22:34 Steve McGrew: If the whole drive is filled with a maximally compressed portion of the Library of Congress, it would contain a collection of 0’s and 1’s with no detectable internal correlations. That is, it would be random according to all statistical measures. In order to describe the […]

In the modern scientific culture, the statement that the entropy and information are the same things is ubiquitous. For example the famous paper of Edwin T. Jaynes [1] according to Google Scholar [2] has been cited more than 5000 times. The list of books from Prof Gordon [3] about the deep relationship between entropy and […]

My messages to the everything list On 09.02.2012 07:49 meekerdb said the following: … There’s an interesting paper by Bennett that I ran across, which discusses the relation of Shannon entropy, thermodynamic entropy, and  algorithmic entropy in the context of DNA and RNA replication: 10.02.2012 22:16: Thank you for the link. I like […]

My messages to the everything list 05.02.2012 17:16: On 24.01.2012 22:56 meekerdb said the following:  In thinking about how to answer this I came across an excellent paper by Roman Frigg and Charlotte Werndl which explicates the relation more comprehensively than I could and which also gives some historical background and extensions: specifically […]

A list of books from Prof Gordon While I might agree with you on the misuse of “entropy” in biology, many people would disagree with you, as evidenced by the list of books below. Adami, C. & N.J. Cerf (1999). What information theory can tell us about quantum reality. In: Quantum Computing and Quantum […]

My message to the everything list On 14.01.2012 08:21 John Clark said the following: > On Thu, Jan 12, 2012  Craig Weinberg<>  wrote: … > For heavens sake, I went into quite a lot of detail about how the > code is executed so that protein gets made, and it could not be more > […]

There was a thermodynamics related question on the everything-list and my answer is below. I used to work in chemical thermodynamics for awhile and I give you the answer from such a viewpoint. As this is the area that I know, then my message will be a bit long and I guess it differs […]