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Entropy and Information

Author: Mikhail Vladimirovitch Volkenchteïn; Abe Shenitzer; Robert G Burns
Publisher: Basel ; Boston ; Berlin : Birkhäuser, cop. 2009.
Series: Progress in mathematical physics, 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by the renowned Russian bio-physicist Mikhail V. Volkenstein, this inspiring and thought-provoking book serves as a timely introduction to understand entropy from a thermodynamic perspective.

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Named Person: Sadi Carnot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Vladimirovitch Volkenchteïn; Abe Shenitzer; Robert G Burns
ISBN: 9783034600774 3034600771
OCLC Number: 495416997
Notes: Trad. du russe : "Èntropiâ i informaciâ"
Description: 1 vol. (X-209 p.) : fig. ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Progress in mathematical physics, 57.
Responsibility: Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns.

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