By Arieh Ben-Naim
The significant message of this booklet is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will reap the benefits of exchanging the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period entropy with a extra wide-spread, significant and applicable time period resembling details, lacking info or uncertainty. This substitute might facilitate the translation of the motive force of many methods when it comes to informational alterations and dispel the secret that has constantly enshrouded entropy.
it's been a hundred and forty years considering that Clausius coined the time period entropy ; virtually 50 years on the grounds that Shannon built the mathematical concept of knowledge for that reason renamed entropy. during this booklet, the writer advocates exchanging entropy through info, a time period that has develop into everyday in lots of branches of technology.
the writer additionally takes a brand new and impressive method of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. info is used not just as a device for predicting distributions yet because the basic cornerstone thought of thermodynamics, held before through the time period entropy.
the subjects coated comprise the basics of chance and data concept; the overall proposal of knowledge in addition to the actual inspiration of data as utilized in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur Tetrode equation for the entropy of an amazing fuel from in simple terms informational arguments; the elemental formalism of statistical mechanics; and plenty of examples of easy approaches the driver for that is analyzed by way of details.
- Elements of likelihood concept;
- Elements of knowledge conception;
- Transition from the overall MI to the Thermodynamic MI;
- The constitution of the rules of Statistical Thermodynamics;
- Some uncomplicated purposes.