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Title
E.T. Jaynes letter to Hugh Everett, 17-June-1957
Creator
Jaynes, E. T.
Contributor
Everett, Hugh, annotator
Date Created and/or Issued
1957-06-17
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
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Scope/Content: One of the most successful physicists of the generation immediately before Hugh Everett III, E. T. Jaynes shared both Everett's interest in applications of information theory to physics and his foundational orientation. But whereas Everett focused on quantum mechanics, much of Jaynes' work concerned how to use information theory in thermodynamics. This letter is a response to comments Everett made on Jaynes' paper "Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics," Physical Review, 106, 620-630 (1957). Jaynes claims his theory of information in statistical mechanics Is similar to Everett's theory (Everett seems to have included a preprint of his forthcoming Reviews of Modern Physics article with his letter to Jaynes). Everett is not convinced, as is clear from his marginal comments on the letter.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8x921z04
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1158
Language
English
eng
Subject
Everett, Hugh III
E. T. Jaynes
Philosophy of Science
Information Theory in Physics
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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