Consistency of the Shannon entropy in quantum experiments
2004 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 69, no 6, 062108- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The consistency of the Shannon entropy, when applied to outcomes of quantum experiments, is analyzed. It is shown that the Shannon entropy is fully consistent and its properties are never violated in quantum settings, but attention must be paid to logical and experimental contexts. This last remark is shown to apply regardless of the quantum or classical nature of the experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 69, no 6, 062108- p.
Composition; Entropy; Experiments; Mathematical operators; Matrix algebra; Probability distributions; Statistical methods; Thermodynamics; Conditional entropy; Cummutative property; Density matrix; Shannon entropy; Quantum theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7279DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.69.062108ISI: 000222471400015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-4043141550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7279DiVA: diva2:12241
QC 201008162007-06-042007-06-042011-10-26Bibliographically approved