Entropy Demystified

The Second Law Reduced To Plain Common Sense

by Arieh Ben-Naim

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  • 9814476870
  • 9789812700520
  • 9789814476874
In this unique book, Arieh Ben-Naim invites the reader 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 textbooks of thermodynamics but can, in fact, be comprehended through sheer common sense; and second, that entropy is not a mysterious quantity that has “resisted understanding” but a simple, familiar and easily comprehensible concept.

Written in an accessible style, the book guides the reader through an abundance of dice games and examples from everyday life. The author paves the way for readers to discover for themselves what entropy is, how it changes, and most importantly, why it always changes in one direction in a spontaneous process.

  • World Scientific Publishing Company; January 2007
  • ISBN: 9789814476874
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  • Title: Entropy Demystified
  • Author: Arieh Ben-Naim
  • Imprint: World Scientific
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9814476870
  • 9789812700520
  • 9789814476874