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The Decrease in Entropy via Fluctuations
11 Guildford Tce., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
Received: 29 August 2003; Accepted: 17 December 2003 / Published: 21 March 2004
Abstract: Classical and quantum aspects of fluctuations are reviewed in a discussion on the universality of the second law. Consideration is given to the need of information and the requirement of a ratchet and pawl-type mechanism for the utilization of energy from fluctuations. Some aspects of the quantum theory of the Copenhagen school are compared to those of Bohm within the discussion.
Keywords: Szilard; ratchets; second law; Maxwell's demon; quantum theory; Bohm
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Gordon, L.G. The Decrease in Entropy via Fluctuations. Entropy 2004, 6, 38-49.
Gordon LG. The Decrease in Entropy via Fluctuations. Entropy. 2004; 6(1):38-49.
Gordon, Lyndsay G. 2004. "The Decrease in Entropy via Fluctuations." Entropy 6, no. 1: 38-49.