Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company (January 18, 2008)
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The central message of this publication is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will make the most of exchanging the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period “entropy” with a extra universal, significant and applicable time period reminiscent of details, lacking details or uncertainty. This substitute could facilitate the translation of the “driving strength” of many techniques by way of informational alterations and dispel the secret that has constantly enshrouded entropy. it's been one hundred forty years because Clausius coined the time period “entropy” nearly 50 years due to the fact Shannon built the mathematical concept of “information” - to that end renamed “entropy”. during this booklet, the writer advocates exchanging “entropy” by means of “information”, a time period that has turn into commonly used in lots of branches of technological know-how. the writer additionally takes a brand new and impressive method of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. details is used not just as a device for predicting distributions yet because the primary cornerstone thought of thermodynamics, held earlier by means of the time period “entropy”. the subjects coated contain the basics of likelihood and data idea; the overall inspiration 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 a terrific gasoline from in basic terms informational arguments; the basic formalism of statistical mechanics; and plenty of examples of straightforward techniques the “driving strength” for that is analyzed by way of info.