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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 64.99
This book is based on the premise that the entropy concept, a fundamental element of probability theory as logic, governs all of thermal physics, both equilibrium and nonequilibrium. The variational algorithm of J. Willard Gibbs, dating from the 19th Century and extended considerably over the following 100 years, is shown to be the governing feature... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 77.00
This is a sequel to the author's book entitled "Entropy Demystified". The aim is essentially the same as that of the previous book by the author: to present Entropy and the Second Law as simple, meaningful and comprehensible concepts. In addition, this book presents a series of experiments which are designed to help the reader discover... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 135.00
The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term “entropy” with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 43.00
In this unique book, the reader is invited to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years — entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the second law is not infinitely incomprehensible as commonly stated in most textbooks on thermodynamics, but... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1989; US$ 59.00
In six lectures aspects of modern non-equilibrium thermodynamics of discrete systems as well as continuum theoretical concepts are represented. Starting out with survey and introduction, state spaces are defined, the existence of internal energy is investigated, and Clausius inequality including negative absolute temperature is derived by diagram technique.... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 209.95
Introduction: Friction as a Fundamental Force of Nature in the History of Mechanics Historical Background Certain Philosophical Concepts of Mechanics Hilbert?s Sixth Problem Noll?s Axiomatic Mechanics P. Zhilin?s Approach The Study of Friction Summary References Vibrations and Stability at the Bulk and at the Interface Linear Vibrations in Systems... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 83.95
Probability in Brief Probability Distributions Expectation and Moments Random Processes Probability Summary The Concept of Entropy Discrete Entropy Differential Entropy Interpretation of Differential Entropy Historical and Scientific Perspective Entropy for Discrete Probability Distributions Differential Entropies... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 1,260.00
This graduate textbook covers contemporary directions of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics as well as classical methods of kinetics. With one of the main propositions being to avoid terms such as "obviously" and "it is easy to show", this treatise is an easy-to-read introduction into this traditional, yet vibrant field. more...
- Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 205.00
Description This account of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics is based on entropy and its maximization. Building from first principles, it gives a transparent explanation of the physical behaviour of equilibrium thermodynamic systems, and it presents a comprehensive, self-contained account of the modern mathematical and computational techniques... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 110.00
The concept of entropy arose in the physical sciences during the nineteenth century, particularly in thermodynamics and statistical physics, as a measure of the equilibria and evolution of thermodynamic systems. Two main views developed: the macroscopic view formulated originally by Carnot, Clausius, Gibbs, Planck, and Caratheodory and the microscopic... more...