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Information and Its Role in Nature

  • Juan G. Roederer

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

About this book

Introduction

Infromation and Its Role in Nature presents an in-depth interdisciplinary discussion of the concept of information and its role in the control of natural processes. After a brief review of classical and quantum information theory, the author addresses numerous central questions, including: Is information reducible to the laws of physics and chemistry? Does the Universe, in its evolution, constantly generate new information? Or are information and information-processing exclusive attributes of living systems, related to the very definition of life? If so, what is the role of information in classical and quantum physics? In what ways does information-processing in the human brain bring about self-consciousness? Accessible to graduate students and professionals from all scientific disciplines, this stimulating book will help to shed light on many controversial issues at the heart of modern science.

Keywords

Brain Function Evolution Foundations of Biology Foundations of Physics Informatics Information Information Theory Natur

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan G. Roederer
    • 1
  1. 1.Geographical InstituteUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27698-X
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23075-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27698-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
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