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The Resource Entropy and information, Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns

Entropy and information, Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns

Label
Entropy and information
Title
Entropy and information
Statement of responsibility
Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"This treasure of popular science by the Russian biophysicist Mikhail V. Volkenstein is at last, more than twenty years after its appearance in Russian, available in English translation. As its title Entropy and Information suggests, the book deals with the thermodynamical concept of entropy and its interpretation in terms of information theory. The author shows how entropy is not to be considered a mere shadow of the central physical concept of energy, but more appropriately as a leading player in all of the major natural processes: physical, chemical, biological, evolutionary, and even cultural. The theory of entropy is thoroughly developed from its beginnings in the foundational work of Sadi Carnot and Clausius in the context of heat engines, including expositions of much of the necessary physics and mathematics, and illustrations from everyday life of the importance of entropy."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC318.E57
LC item number
V6413 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Progress in mathematical physics
Series volume
v. 57
Label
Entropy and information, Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Reflections on the motive power of fire ..." -- The laws of thermodynamics -- Entropy and free energy -- Entropy and probability -- Statistics and mechanics -- Open systems -- Information -- Entropy, information, life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 209 p.
Isbn
9783034600774
Lccn
2009931264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320198053
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn507352239
Label
Entropy and information, Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Reflections on the motive power of fire ..." -- The laws of thermodynamics -- Entropy and free energy -- Entropy and probability -- Statistics and mechanics -- Open systems -- Information -- Entropy, information, life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 209 p.
Isbn
9783034600774
Lccn
2009931264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320198053
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn507352239

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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