By Arieh Ben-Naim
The central message of this booklet is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will make the most of changing the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period “entropy” with a extra wide-spread, significant and applicable time period comparable to info, lacking details or uncertainty. This alternative might facilitate the translation of the “driving strength” of many approaches when it comes to informational adjustments and dispel the secret that has consistently enshrouded entropy.
It has been a hundred and forty years on account that Clausius coined the time period “entropy”; nearly 50 years considering Shannon constructed the mathematical concept of “information” — therefore renamed “entropy”. during this booklet, the writer advocates exchanging “entropy” via “information”, a time period that has develop into accepted in lots of branches of science.
The writer additionally takes a brand new and impressive method of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. info is used not just as a device for predicting distributions yet because the basic cornerstone thought of thermodynamics, held beforehand through the time period “entropy”.
The themes lined comprise the basics of chance and knowledge idea; the overall proposal of data in addition to the actual proposal of data as utilized in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of a great fuel from only informational arguments; the elemental formalism of statistical mechanics; and plenty of examples of straightforward approaches the “driving strength” for that is analyzed by way of information.
- Elements of chance Theory
- Elements of knowledge Theory
- Transition from the final MI to the Thermodynamic MI
- The constitution of the rules of Statistical Thermodynamics
- Some easy Applications
Readership: an individual drawn to the sciences, scholars, researchers; in addition to the layman.
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