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By Arieh Ben-Naim

The vital message of this ebook is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will reap the benefits of exchanging the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period “entropy” with a extra regular, significant and acceptable time period corresponding to info, lacking details or uncertainty. This alternative might facilitate the translation of the “driving strength” of many tactics when it comes to informational alterations and dispel the secret that has continuously enshrouded entropy.

It has been a hundred and forty years in view that Clausius coined the time period “entropy”; nearly 50 years in view that Shannon built the mathematical thought of “information” — in this case renamed “entropy”. during this e-book, 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 ambitious method of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. info is used not just as a device for predicting distributions yet because the primary cornerstone idea of thermodynamics, held before by way of the time period “entropy”.

The themes coated contain the basics of chance and data idea; the overall suggestion of knowledge in addition to the actual suggestion of knowledge as utilized in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of a fantastic fuel from in simple terms informational arguments; the basic formalism of statistical mechanics; and lots of examples of easy procedures the “driving strength” for that's analyzed when it comes to information.


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

Readership: a person drawn to the sciences, scholars, researchers; in addition to the layman.

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