By Arieh Ben-Naim

The valuable message of this e-book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will take advantage of exchanging the unlucky, deceptive and mysterious time period “entropy” with a extra usual, significant and applicable time period resembling info, lacking info or uncertainty. This substitute may facilitate the translation of the “driving strength” of many techniques when it comes to informational adjustments and dispel the secret that has regularly enshrouded entropy.

It has been one hundred forty years on the grounds that Clausius coined the time period “entropy”; virtually 50 years considering that Shannon constructed the mathematical idea of “information” — hence renamed “entropy”. during this e-book, the writer advocates exchanging “entropy” through “information”, a time period that has turn into established in lots of branches of science.

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 primary cornerstone proposal of thermodynamics, held earlier by way of the time period “entropy”.

The themes coated comprise the basics of chance and data idea; the final notion of knowledge in addition to the actual idea of data as utilized in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of an excellent fuel from basically informational arguments; the elemental formalism of statistical mechanics; and plenty of examples of easy procedures the “driving strength” for that is analyzed when it comes to information.


  • Elements of chance Theory
  • Elements of knowledge Theory
  • Transition from the overall MI to the Thermodynamic MI
  • The constitution of the rules of Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Some basic Applications

Readership: a person attracted to the sciences, scholars, researchers; in addition to the layman.

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