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Entropy 2010, 12(1), 148-160; doi:10.3390/e12010148

The Quantum-Classical Transition as an Information Flow

1,2, 2,3, 3,4,5,†, 2,3,*  and 6
1 Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina 2 Instituto de Física (IFLP-CCT-Conicet), Fac. de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 727, 1900 La Plata, Argentina 3 Argentina’s National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 4 Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas (CONICET La Plata - CIC), C.C. 3, 1897 Gonnet, Argentina 5 Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), 1900 La Plata, Argentina 6 Departament de Física and IFISC, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos (IFISC) CSIC-UIB, Campus Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 21 October 2009 / Revised: 9 December 2009 / Accepted: 11 December 2009 / Published: 26 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information and Entropy)
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We investigate the classical limit of the semiclassical evolution with reference to a well-known model that represents the interaction between matter and a given field. This is done by recourse to a special statistical quantifier called the “symbolic transfer entropy”. We encounter that the quantum-classical transition gets thereby described as the sign-reversal of the dominating direction of the information flow between classical and quantal variables.
Keywords: transfer entropy; Bandt and Pompe method; semiclassical theories; quantum chaos transfer entropy; Bandt and Pompe method; semiclassical theories; quantum chaos
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Kowalski, A.M.; Martin, M.T.; Zunino, L.; Plastino, A.; Casas, M. The Quantum-Classical Transition as an Information Flow. Entropy 2010, 12, 148-160.

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