Problem 14

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Entropy in CS and Physics

Due: January 25
Points: 2

Read the following article on the relationship between the notion of entropy in information theory and in physics:

"Entropy, information, and computation", J. Matcha, 1999

This is a relatively short article and it is written at a general audience level so that you should be able to understand most of it. Summarize the article and emphasize the main points. I want this to be, at least in part, a technical summary that gives at least some insight into the content rather than just a high-level description.