Physics and information

Authored by: N.L. Harshman

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138796935
eBook ISBN: 9781315757544
Adobe ISBN: 9781317633495


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Physicists use the concept of information in various senses: some notions of information are mathematical and precise, while others are qualitative and heuristic. As the history of physics and the technology of science have progressed, information as a concept and a tool has become more central to the discipline. However, no unified theory of information, data, and knowledge understood as physical phenomena has achieved consensus.

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