International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 523–535

Keeping the entropy of measurement: Szilard revisited

  • Elihu Lubkin

DOI: 10.1007/BF00670091

Cite this article as:
Lubkin, E. Int J Theor Phys (1987) 26: 523. doi:10.1007/BF00670091


What happens to von Neumann's entropy of measurement after we get the outcome? It becomes entropy of erasure. This is cribbed from Szilard (1929). Also, two errors in that celebrated paper are corrected.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elihu Lubkin
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee