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Entropy and information

Author: M V Volʹkenshteĭn; Abe Shenitzer; Robert G Burns
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Series: Progress in mathematical physics, v. 57.
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Deals with the thermodynamical concept of entropy and its relationship to information theory. This book explains the universality of the term 'Entropy' not only as a physical phenomenon, but reveals its existence also in other domains. It is suitable for physicists, information-theorists, biologists, and artists.
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Volʹkenshteĭn, M.V. (Mikhail Vladimirovich), 1912-
Entropy and information.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009
(DLC) 2009931264
(OCoLC)320198053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M V Volʹkenshteĭn; Abe Shenitzer; Robert G Burns
ISBN: 9783034600781 303460078X
OCLC Number: 495478500
Description: 1 online resource (x, 209 pages) : illustrations.
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, v. 57.
Other Titles: Ėntropii︠a︡ i informat︠s︡ii︠a︡.
Responsibility: Mikhail V. Volkenstein ; translated by Abe Shenitzer and Robert G. Burns.

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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.  Read more...

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