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The Quantum-Classical Transition as an Information Flow

Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina
Instituto de Física (IFLP-CCT-Conicet), Fac. de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 727, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
Argentina’s National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina
Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas (CONICET La Plata - CIC), C.C. 3, 1897 Gonnet, Argentina
Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), 1900 La Plata, Argentina
Departament de Física and IFISC, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos (IFISC) CSIC-UIB, Campus Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Entropy 2010, 12(1), 148-160;
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)
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. View Full-Text
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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