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Wojciech H. Zurek, ed.
Complexity, Entropy and the Physics of Information.
Addison Wesley. 1990

The papers are gathered under the following headings: • Physics of Information • Laws of Physics and Laws of Computation • Complexity and Evolution • Physics of Computation • Probability, Entropy, and Quantum • Physics of Information • Quantum Theory and Measurement

Contents

Complexity, Entropy and the Physics of Information---a Manifesto. 1990
John Archibald Wheeler. Information, Physics, Quantum: The Search for Links. 1989
Benjamin Schumacher. Information from Quantum Measurements. 1990
William K. Wootters. Local Accessibility of Quantum States. 1990
V. F. Mukhanov. The Entropy of Black Holes. 1990
Shin Takagi. Some Simple Consequences of the Loss of Information in a Spacetime with a Horizon. 1990
Paul C. W. Davies. Why is the Physical World so Comprehensible?. 1990
Algorithmic Information Content, Church-Turing Thesis, Physical Entropy, and Maxwell's Demon. 1990
Carlton M. Caves. Entropy and Information: How Much Information is Needed to Assign a Probability?. 1990
J. Rissanen. Complexity of Models. 1990
C. H. Woo. Laws and Boundary Conditions. 1990
Charles H. Bennett. How to define complexity in physics, and why. 1990
Stuart A. Kauffman. Requirements for Evolvability in Complex Systems: Orderly Dynamics and Frozen Components. 1990
Seth Lloyd. Valuable Information. 1990
Dilip K. Kondepudi. Non-Equilibrium Polymers, Entropy, and Algorithmic Information. 1990
Tad Hogg. The Dynamics of Complex Computational Systems. 1990
James P. Crutchfield, Karl Young. Computation at the Onset of Chaos. 1990
Norman H. Margolus. Parallel quantum computation. 1990
W. G. Teich, G. Mahler. Information Processing at the Molecular Level: Possible Realizations and Physical Constraints. 1990
Tommaso Toffoli. How Cheap Can Mechanics' First Principles Be?. 1990
Xiao-Jing Wang. Intermittent Fluctuations and Complexity. 1990
A. Zee. Information Processing in Visual Perception. 1990
Asher Peres. Thermodynamic Constraints on Quantum Axioms. 1990
M. Hossein Partovi. Entropy and Quantum Mechanics. 1990
Otto E. Rossler. Einstein Completion of Quantum Mechanics Made Falsifiable. 1990
J. W. Barrett. Quantum Mechanics and Algorithmic Complexity. 1990
E. T. Jaynes. Probability in Quantum Theory. 1990
H. Dieter Zeh. Quantum Measurements and Entropy. 1990
Murray Gell-Mann, James B. Hartle. Quantum Mechanics in the Light of Quantum Cosmology. 1990
Jonathan J. Halliwell. Information Dissipation in Quantum Cosmology and the Emergence of Classical Spacetime. 1990
David Z. Albert. The Quantum Mechanics of Self-Measurement. 1990
L. A. Khalfin. The Quantum-Classical Correspondence in Light of Classical Bell's and Quantum Tsirelson's Inequalities. 1990
Roland Omnes. Some Progress in Measurement Theory: The Logical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. 1990