Entropy: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth

Entropy: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth

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Synopsis

'Ben-Naim convincingly argues that SMI not only gives a simpler and more broadly applicable definition of entropy, but also clears up much of the historical and modern confusion surrounding the second law. This book will interest any individual who wants to understand how SMI gives a clear definition of entroy.'

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This book discusses the proper definitions of entropy, the valid interpretation of entropy and some useful applications of the concept of entropy. Unlike many books which apply the concept of entropy to systems for which it is not even defined (such as living systems, black holes and the entire universe), these applications will help the reader to understand the meaning of entropy. It also emphasizes the limitations of the applicability of the concept of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. As with the previous books by the author, this book aims at a clear and mystery-free presentation of the central concept in thermodynamics - the entropy.In this book, the concepts of entropy and the Second Law are presented in a friendly, simple language. It is devoid of all kinds of fancy and pompous statements made by authors of popular science books who write on this subject.

Book information

ISBN: 9789813147676
Publisher: World Scientific
Imprint: World Scientific Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 468g
Height: 155mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 12mm