a General Information Theoretical Proof for the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Abstract
We show that the conservation and the nonadditivity of information, together with the additivity of entropy makes entropy increase in an isolated system. The collapse of the entangled quantum state offers an example of the information nonadditivity. Nevertheless, the later is also true in other fields, in which the interaction information is important. Examples are classical statistical mechanics, social statistics and financial processes. The second law of thermodynamics is thus proven in its most general form. It is exactly true, not only in quantum and classical physics but also in other processes in which the information is conservative and nonadditive.
 Publication:

International Journal of Modern Physics E
 Pub Date:
 2008
 DOI:
 10.1142/S0218301308009859
 arXiv:
 arXiv:quantph/0610005
 Bibcode:
 2008IJMPE..17..531Z
 Keywords:

 03.65.w;
 05.30.Ch;
 05.70.a;
 Quantum mechanics;
 Quantum ensemble theory;
 Thermodynamics;
 Quantum Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics
 EPrint:
 4 pages