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I Does Data in Informatics TRULY Have Temperature?

  1. Jan 5, 2016 #1
    The above is link of Kafri's paper

    I was just studying at high school when I found this theoretical scientific discovery proposed by an enough notable Israeli physicist Oded Kafri. He made a unique unification or link between second law of thermodynamics and informatics; as he remarks a statement, "a unification of thermodynamics and information is proposed" on the abstract of his paper. I was so shocked to see that data in informatics does have thermal property characterized by law of thermodynamics. Furthermore, I became so stunned after finding out these stuffs:

    1. Kafri's statement in introduction, "Processes like data transmission, registration and manipulation are all energy consuming" >> a link between information and energy (thermal property)
    2. that data has temperature formulated in T=epsilon/(k*ln 2) (equation 7) and temperature of a transmitter/receiver is T=P/(k*f*ln 2) (equation 10)
    3. Carnot cycle of writing a file-attenuating-reading a file-amplifying (page 17)

    Hence, I conclude that data does have thermal energy property. But I keep asking whether my presumption is right. So, I need your help guys to answer my curiosity -doubtness- about this.

    The question is: "Does data in informatics truly have temperature or thermal energy property? If yes, can the temperature of data be calculated? If yes, how to do that?"

    Right now, I'm just an undergraduate student in engineering. I have no broad knowledge about statistical physics or informatics. So, please help me guys :D

    Kind Regards
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  3. Jan 5, 2016 #2


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    I'm not sure why you qualify him as such. He has not published much and seems to be unknown in the physics community.

    In any case, the work you are addressing has not been published in peer-reviewed journals and does not appear suitable for PF.

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