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Some Remarks on the Arrow of Time and the Notion of Information

  • Vieri Benci
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Abstract

We discuss the relation between the notions of information content and entropy and their relations with the problem of irreversibility. The notion of information content is not uniquely defined and we analyze various definitions and their physical meaning. We think that this analysis shed new light on the problem of irreversibility.

Keywords

Information Content Cellular Automaton Compression Algorithm Dissipative System Cosmological Evolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vieri Benci
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata “U. Dini”Università degli studi di PisaPisaItaly

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