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Information Thermodynamics on Causal Networks and its Application to Biochemical Signal Transduction

Authors: Ito, Sosuke

  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the University of Tokyo's Physics Department in 2015 
  • Presents studies of a novel generalization of the second law of thermodynamics for small subsystems on causal networks
  • Focusses on stochastic thermodynamics with information applicable to a broad class of nonequilibrium dynamics such as biochemical signal transduction
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In this book the author presents a general formalism of nonequilibrium thermodynamics with complex information flows induced by interactions among multiple fluctuating systems. 
The author has generalized stochastic thermodynamics with information by using a graphical theory. Characterizing nonequilibrium dynamics by causal networks, he has obtained a novel generalization of the second law of thermodynamics with information that is applicable to quite a broad class of stochastic dynamics such as information transfer between multiple Brownian particles, an autonomous biochemical reaction, and complex dynamics with a time-delayed feedback control. This study can produce further progress in the study of Maxwell’s demon for special cases. 
As an application to these results, information transmission and thermodynamic dissipation in biochemical signal transduction are discussed. The findings presented here can open up a novel biophysical approach to understanding information processing in living systems.

About the authors

Dr. Sosuke Ito

Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Information Thermodynamics on Causal Networks

    Ito, Sosuke

    Pages 1-10

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  • Review of Classical Information Theory

    Ito, Sosuke

    Pages 11-23

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  • Stochastic Thermodynamics for Small System

    Ito, Sosuke

    Pages 25-39

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  • Information Thermodynamics Under Feedback Control

    Ito, Sosuke

    Pages 41-50

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  • Bayesian Networks and Causal Networks

    Ito, Sosuke

    Pages 51-60

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1664-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1662-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Thermodynamics on Causal Networks and its Application to Biochemical Signal Transduction
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1664-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1664-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1662-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 133
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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