The aim of this book is to o?er a self-consistent overview of a series of - sues relating entropy, information and dynamics in classical and quantum physics. My personal point of view regarding these matters is the result of what I had the good fortune to learn in the course of the years from various scientists: Heide Narnhofer in the ?rst place, who introduced me to qu- tum dynamical entropies and was a precious guide ever since, then Robert Alicki, Mark Fannes, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Andreas Knauf, John Lewis, - o?rey Sewell, Franco Strocchi, Walter Thirring, Armin Uhlmann. To me, all of them have been a constant example of rigorous mathematics and physical intuition jointly at work. Last but not least, my deep gratitude goes to my family and to the many friends on whom I could always count for support and encouragement with a special thought for Traude and Wolfgang Georgiades.
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 831 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
From the reviews:
"This book fits very well with the recent trends in theoretical and mathematical physics exploiting the interrelations between quantum theory, statistical mechanics and information theory. ... The book is clearly written and contains a reasonable amount of elementary background material illustrated by numerous examples, and therefore can serve very well students at the graduate level and researchers entering the field of quantum dynamics and quantum information." (Robert Alicki, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 c)