Information theory and thermodynamics

Myron Tribus, Olivier Costa De Beauregard
In answer to a recent article by Jauch and Baron bearing this same title, the information theory approach to thermodynamics is here upheld. After a brief historical survey and an outline of the derivation as formulated by one of us in previous publications, Jauch and Baron's critique of Szilard's argument pertaining to the 'well-informed heat engine' is discussed.
doi:10.5169/seals-114570 fatcat:lukxetsvlrahdjotegf5hnqraq