**Quantum Stochastic Thermodynamics: Foundations and Selected Applications**

My book *"Quantum Stochastic Thermodynamics: Foundations and Selected Applications" *is
about classical stochastic thermodynamics, quantum thermodynamics and
their synthesis. It is published by Oxford
University Press and __ a draft of Chapter 1 and the Appendix can be downloaded here for free__.
As the title suggests, the book focuses mostly on foundational
questions and there is no need to read it if you can answer the
following questions:

- How do you define a quantum stochastic process? What is a quantum Markov process?
- Is Landauer's principle a tautology?
- What does the condition of local detailed balance say? And where does it come from?
- Does the 0th law hold for small systems?
- How do you define thermodynamic entropy out of equilibrium?
- Can you reach Carnot efficiency at finite power?
- Is the 3rd law of any use? And if so, also for open quantum systems?
- Is there a unique way to extend classical stochastic thermodynamics to the quantum regime?
- Which 2nd law does Maxwell's demon obey? Does it matter if it uses quantum-correlated interventions?
- Does the presence of a magnetic field violate time-reversal symmetry?
- ...

To illustrate the general theory, the book also treats a few applications and experiments in detail. Those are single-molecule-pulling experiments, the micromaser and related settings in quantum optics, as well as quantum transport and thermoelectric devices based on quantum dots.