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By Arieh Ben-Naim

ISBN-10: 9812707069

ISBN-13: 9789812707062

ISBN-10: 9812707077

ISBN-13: 9789812707079

The crucial message of this e-book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will take advantage of changing the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period “entropy” with a extra ordinary, significant and applicable time period equivalent to info, lacking info or uncertainty. This alternative may facilitate the translation of the “driving strength” of many strategies by way of informational adjustments and dispel the secret that has consistently enshrouded entropy.

It has been a hundred and forty years for the reason that Clausius coined the time period “entropy”; nearly 50 years due to the fact that Shannon constructed the mathematical idea of “information” — hence renamed “entropy”. during this e-book, the writer advocates exchanging “entropy” by way of “information”, a time period that has develop into widespread in lots of branches of science.

The writer additionally takes a brand new and ambitious method of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. info is used not just as a device for predicting distributions yet because the primary cornerstone inspiration of thermodynamics, held before via the time period “entropy”.

The subject matters lined contain the basics of likelihood and data conception; the final thought of knowledge in addition to the actual inspiration of knowledge as utilized in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of an excellent fuel from basically informational arguments; the elemental formalism of statistical mechanics; and plenty of examples of straightforward tactics the “driving strength” for that is analyzed by way of information.


  • Elements of likelihood Theory
  • Elements of knowledge Theory
  • Transition from the final MI to the Thermodynamic MI
  • The constitution of the rules of Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Some basic Applications

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