Information entropy and thermal entropy: apples and oranges

Information entropy and thermal entropy: apples and oranges The frequent misunderstanding of information entropy is pointed out. It is shown that, contrary to fortuitous situations and common beliefs, there is no general interrelation between the information entropy and the thermodynamical entropy. We point out that the change of information entropy during measurement is determined by the resolution of the measurement instrument and these changes do not have a general and clear-cut interrelation with the change of thermal entropy. Moreover, these changes can be separated in space and time. We show classical physical considerations and examples to support this conclusion. Finally, we show that information entropy can violate the Third Law of Thermodynamics which is another indication of major differences from thermal entropy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Computational Electronics Springer Journals

Information entropy and thermal entropy: apples and oranges

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Engineering; Mathematical and Computational Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Optical and Electronic Materials; Mechanical Engineering
ISSN
1569-8025
eISSN
1572-8137
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10825-017-1044-1
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Abstract

The frequent misunderstanding of information entropy is pointed out. It is shown that, contrary to fortuitous situations and common beliefs, there is no general interrelation between the information entropy and the thermodynamical entropy. We point out that the change of information entropy during measurement is determined by the resolution of the measurement instrument and these changes do not have a general and clear-cut interrelation with the change of thermal entropy. Moreover, these changes can be separated in space and time. We show classical physical considerations and examples to support this conclusion. Finally, we show that information entropy can violate the Third Law of Thermodynamics which is another indication of major differences from thermal entropy.

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Journal of Computational ElectronicsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2017

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