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 Haseli, Yousef, author.
 London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, [2020].
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 Fundamental concepts
 Birth and evolution of thermodynamics
 Teaching entropy
 The common source of entropy increase
 Most efficient engine
 Endoreversible heat engines
 Irreversible engines : closed cycles
 Irreversible engines : open cycles
 Entropy and fuel cells
 Entropy and chemical equilibrium
 Exergy.
 Sharp, Kim, author.
 Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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This book provides a complete and accurate atomic level statistical mechanical explanation of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. It assumes only a basic knowledge of mechanics and requires no knowledge of calculus. The treatment uses primarily geometric arguments and college level algebra. Quantitative examples are given at each stage to buttress physical understanding. This text is of benefit to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as educators and researchers in the physical sciences (whether or not they have taken a thermodynamics course) who want to understand or teach the atomic/molecular origins of entropy and the second law. It is particularly aimed at those who, due to insufficient mathematical background or because of their area of study, are not going to take a traditional statistical mechanics course.
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3. Entropy principle for the development of complex biotic systems : organisms, ecosystems, the earth [2012]
 Aoki, Ichirō.
 1st ed.  Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2012.
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The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in terms of production and energy flow. This book establishes a novel view of complex biological systems and the earth using this concept of entropy, encompassing the interdisciplinary area of biology, ecology and physics. This book considers the development over time of a range of biologically complex systems such as plants, animals, humans, and ecosystems, describing them in terms of the second law of thermodynamics, entropy. With its broad coverage of biological systems, this book will be useful for students of environmental science as well as students in biology and physics. It includes discussion of multiple complex systems including the earth and biological systems within it. Suitable for those with little physics background who wish to learn how the laws of physics apply to ecological systems, it is clearly organized by system, making information easy to access.
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4. Entropy [2003]
 Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003.
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 Book — xiv, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Preface xi List of Contributors xiii
 Chapter 1. Introduction A.Greven, G.Keller, G.Warnecke 1 1.1 Outline of the Book 4 1.2 Notations 14
 PART 1. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 17
 Chapter 2. Entropy: a Subtle Concept in Thermodynamics I. Muller 19 2.1 Origin of Entropy in Thermodynamics 19 2.2 Mechanical Interpretation of Entropy in the Kinetic Theory of Gases 23 2.2.1 Configurational Entropy 25 2.3 Entropy and Potential Energy of Gravitation 28 2.3.1 Planetary Atmospheres 28 2.3.2 Pfeffer Tube 29 2.4 Entropy and Intermolecular Energies 30 2.5 Entropy and Chemical Energies 32 2.6 Omissions 34 References 35
 Chapter 3. Probabilistic Aspects of Entropy H. O.Georgii 37 3.1 Entropy as a Measure of Uncertainty 37 3.2 Entropy as a Measure of Information 39 3.3 Relative Entropy as a Measure of Discrimination 40 3.4 Entropy Maximization under Constraints 43 3.5 Asymptotics Governed by Entropy 45 3.6 Entropy Density of Stationary Processes and Fields 48 References 52 PART 2.ENTROPY IN THERMODYNAMICS 55
 Chapter 4. Phenomenological Thermodynamics and Entropy Principles K.Hutter and Y.Wang 57 4.1 Introduction 57 4.2 A Simple Classification of Theories of Continuum Thermodynamics 58 4.3 Comparison of Two Entropy Principles 63 4.3.1 Basic Equations 63 4.3.2 Generalized ColemanNoll Evaluation of the ClausiusDuhem Inequality 66 4.3.3 MullerLiu's Entropy Principle 71 4.4 Concluding Remarks 74 References 75
 Chapter 5. Entropy in Nonequilibrium I. Muller 79 5.1 Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Rational Thermodynamics for Viscous, HeatConducting Fluids 79 5.2 Kinetic Theory of Gases, the Motivation for Extended Thermodynamics 82 5.2.1 A Remark on Temperature 82 5.2.2 Entropy Density and Entropy Flux 83 5.2.3 13Moment Distribution. Maximization of Nonequilibrium Entropy 83 5.2.4 Balance Equations for Moments 84 5.2.5 Moment Equations for 13 Moments. Stationary Heat Conduction 85 5.2.6 Kinetic and Thermodynamic Temperatures 87 5.2.7 Moment Equations for 14 Moments. Minimum Entropy Production 89 5.3 Extended Thermodynamics 93 5.3.1 Paradoxes 93 5.3.2 Formal Structure 95 5.3.3 Pulse Speeds 98 5.3.4 Light Scattering 101 5.4 A Remark on Alternatives 103 References 104
 Chapter 6. Entropy for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws C.M.Dafermos 107 6.1 Introduction 107 6.2 Isothermal Thermoelasticity 108 6.3 Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws 110 6.4 Entropy 113 6.5 Quenching of Oscillations 117 References 119
 Chapter 7. Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics J.Uffink 121 7.1 Three Concepts of (Ir)reversibility 121 7.2 Early Formulations of the Second Law 124 7.3 Planck 129 7.4 Gibbs 132 7.5 Caratheodory 133 7.6 Lieb and Yngvason 140 7.7 Discussion 143 References 145
 Chapter 8. The Entropy of Classical Thermodynamics E. H. Lieb, J. Yngvason 147 8.1 A Guide to Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 148 8.2 Some Speculations and Open Problems 190 8.3 Some Remarks about Statistical Mechanics 192 References 193 PART 3.ENTROPY IN STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 197
 Chapter 9. Large Deviations and Entropy S. R. S. Varadhan 199 9.1 Where Does Entropy Come From? 199 9.2 Sanov's Theorem 201 9.3 What about Markov Chains? 202 9.4 Gibbs Measures and Large Deviations 203 9.5 VentcelFreidlin Theory 205 9.6 Entropy and Large Deviations 206 9.7 Entropy and Analysis 209 9.8 Hydrodynamic Scaling: an Example 211 References 214
 Chapter 10. Relative Entropy for Random Motion in a Random Medium F. den Hollander 215 10.1 Introduction 215 10.1.1 Motivation 215 10.1.2 A Branching Random Walk in a Random Environment 217 10.1.3 Particle Densities and Growth Rates 217 10.1.4 Interpretation of the Main Theorems 219 10.1.5 Solution of the Variational Problems 220 10.1.6 Phase Transitions 223 10.1.7 Outline 224 10.2 Two Extensions 224 10.3 Conclusion 225 10.4 Appendix: Sketch of the Derivation of the Main Theorems 226 10.4.1 Local Times of Random Walk 226 10.4.2 Large Deviations and Growth Rates 228 10.4.3 Relation between the Global and the Local Growth Rate 230 References 231
 Chapter 11. Metastability and Entropy E. Olivieri 233 11.1 Introduction 233 11.2 van der Waals Theory 235 11.3 CurieWeiss Theory 237 11.4 Comparison between MeanField and ShortRange Models 237 11.5 The 'Restricted Ensemble' 239 11.6 The Pathwise Approach 241 11.7 Stochastic Ising Model. Metastability and Nucleation 241 11.8 FirstExit Problem for General Markov Chains 244 11.9 The First Descent Tube of Trajectories 246 11.10 Concluding Remarks 248 References 249
 Chapter 12. Entropy Production in Driven Spatially Extended Systems C. Maes 251 12.1 Introduction 251 12.2 Approach to Equilibrium 252 12.2.1 Boltzmann Entropy 253 12.2.2 Initial Conditions 254 12.3 Phenomenology of SteadyState Entropy Production 254 12.4 Multiplicity under Constraints 255 12.5 Gibbs Measures with an Involution 258 12.6 The Gibbs Hypothesis 261 12.6.1 Pathspace Measure Construction 262 12.6.2 SpaceTime Equilibrium 262 12.7 Asymmetric Exclusion Processes 263 12.7.1 MEP for ASEP 263 12.7.2 LFT for ASEP 264 References 266
 Chapter 13. Entropy: a Dialogue J. L. Lebowitz, C. Maes 269 References 275 PART 4.ENTROPY AND INFORMATION 277
 Chapter 14. Classical and Quantum Entropies:Dynamics and Information F. Benatti 279 14.1 Introduction 279 14.2 Shannon and von Neumann Entropy 280 14.2.1 Coding for Classical Memoryless Sources 281 14.2.2 Coding for Quantum Memoryless Sources 282 14.3 KolmogorovSinai Entropy 283 14.3.1 KS Entropy and Classical Chaos 285 14.3.2 KS Entropy and Classical Coding 285 14.3.3 KS Entropy and Algorithmic Complexity 286 14.4 Quantum Dynamical Entropies 287 14.4.1 Partitions of Unit and Decompositions of States 290 14.4.2 CNT Entropy: Decompositions of States 290 14.4.3 AF Entropy: Partitions of Unit 292 14.5 Quantum Dynamical Entropies: Perspectives 293 14.5.1 Quantum Dynamical Entropies and Quantum Chaos 295 14.5.2 Dynamical Entropies and Quantum Information 296 14.5.3 Dynamical Entropies and Quantum Randomness 296 References 296
 Chapter 15. Complexity and Information in Data J. Rissanen 299 15.1 Introduction 299 15.2 Basics of Coding 301 15.3 Kolmogorov Sufficient Statistics 303 15.4 Complexity 306 15.5 Information 308 15.6 Denoising with Wavelets 311 References 312
 Chapter 16. Entropy in Dynamical Systems L. S. Young 313 16.1 Background 313 16.1.1 Dynamical Systems 313 16.1.2 Topological and Metric Entropies 314 16.2 Summary 316 16.3 Entropy, Lyapunov Exponents, and Dimension 317 16.3.1 Random Dynamical Systems 321 16.4 Other Interpretations of Entropy 322 16.4.1 Entropy and Volume Growth 322 16.4.2 Growth of Periodic Points and Horseshoes 323 16.4.3 Large Deviations and Rates of Escape 325 References 327
 Chapter 17. Entropy in Ergodic Theory M. Keane 329 References 335 Combined References 337 Index 351.
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 Bevensee, R. M.
 Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1993.
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 Philosophical foundations maximum entropy estimations of the Earth density maximum entropy geotomography  Boltzmann method maximum entropy tomographic resolution  Boltzmann method maximum entropy spectral analysis  Gibbs' method maximum entropy coherent spectral analysis  Boltzmann method maximum entropy photon image restoration reliabilityrisk maximum entropy analysis.
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6. Entropy : the significance of the concept of entropy and its applications in science and technology [1968]
 Entropie. English
 Fast, J. D. (Johan Diedrich), 19051991, author.
 Second edition, revised and enlarged.  London : Macmillan, 1982.
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7. Two essays on entropy [1977]
 Carnap, Rudolf, 18911970.
 Berkeley : University of California Press, c1977.
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8. Entropy. The significance of the concept of entropy and its applications in science and technoloy [1970]
 Fast, J. D. (Johan Diedrich), 19051991
 2d ed., rev. and enl.  [London] Macmillan [1970]
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9. Entropy. The significance of the concept of entropy and its applications in science and technoloy [1968]
 Fast, J. D. (Johan Diedrich), 19051991
 2d ed., rev. and enl.  Eindhoven, Philips' Glesilampenfabrieken, 1968.
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11. Entropy; the significance of the concept of entropy and its applications in science and technology [1962]
 Entropie. English
 Fast, J. D. (Johan Diedrich), 19051991
 [Eng. Ed.].  New York, McGrawHill, 1962.
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12. Lowtemperature heat capacities and entropies at 298.15° K of strontium sulfide and barium sulfide [1960]
 King, Edward G., author.
 [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1960.
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 King, Edward G., author.
 [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1959.
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 Magie, William Francis, 18581943.
 New York, London, Harper & brothers, 1899.
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 Book — v, [1] p., 1 l., 151 p. diagrs. 21 cm.
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 Reflections on the motive power of heat, by Sadi Carnot.On the motive power of heat, and on the laws which can be deduced from it for the theory of heat, by R. Clausius.The dynamical theory of heat. (Selected portions) By W. Thomson (lord Kelvin)
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15. Entropy [electronic resource]. [1999  ]
 Entropy (Basel, Switzerland)
 Basel, Switzerland : MDPI, 1999
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 Caridad Araujo, Mariá.
 1. ed.  Quito : Ediciones AbyaYala, 1998.
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 Fudulu, Paul, author.
 First edition.  Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019.
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 Book — vi, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 Part I: Natural Economic Assumptions and Methods
 1. Introductory Notes: Failures and Puzzles
 2. Preliminary Issues in Identifying a Natural Economic Axiom
 3. The Singular Axiom of Natural Economic Science
 4. The Methods of the Natural Economic Science Part II: Natural Solutions to Unsolvable Problems of Orthodox Economics
 5. The AntiEntropic Formation of Human Ends
 6. The AntiEntropic Formation of Preferences and Some of its Implications
 7. Rules and Institutions as Opportunity Cost Patterns
 8. The AntiEntropic Theory of Culture Formation and its Fundamental Impact on Economic Performance
 9. Externalities and Public Goods as a CoverUp for Coercive Actions
 10. General Conclusions: Theoretical and Practical.
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19. The entropy principle : thermodynamics for the unsatisfied : with 55 figures and 4 tables [2011]
 Thess, Andre.
 Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2011.
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 Book — 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages) : illustrations
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 Part1 Introduction
 Part 2 Adiabatic accessibility.
 Part 3 Entropy.
 Part 4 General conclusions.
 Part 5 Specific applications.Part6 Summary
 Part 7 References and further reading.
 Schmitz, John E. J.
 Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., c2007.
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 Book — xix, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 The Birth of a Beautiful Theory
 So what is all this talk about entropy?
 The science of heat and work: Classical Thermodynamics
 Much more about entropy
 Link of thermodynamics to modern physics
 Entropy and Our Society, Culture, Planet, and our Universe
 Entropy, the economic process, and the world's environmental problems
 Energy, entropy and life and heat death
 The use of the concept of entropy in other sciences
 Epilogue
 Appendix I: Two more laws of thermodynamics?
 Appendix II: Another way of looking at entropy
 Appendix III: How does the gas heat up the air pump?
 Appendix IV: Will shuffling a deck of cards change the entropy?
 Appendix V: How much does the entropy change in the case of gas expansion and gas mixing?
 Appendix VI: Thermodynamic Timeline
 Appendix VII: Can the human body be considered a heat engine?
 Appendix VIII: Ways to concentrate energy: nuclear energy, photovoltaic cells, and fuel cells
 Appendix IX: Qualitative definitions and descriptions of entropy
 Appendix X: Some simple calculations and interesting numbers.
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