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Entropy And Its Physical Meaning

Author : J. S. Dugdale
ISBN : 0748405690
Genre : Science
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This text gives students a clear and easily understood introduction to entropy - a central concept in thermodynamics, but one which is often regarded as the most difficult to grasp. Professor Dugdale first presents a classical and historical view of entropy, looking in detail at the scientists who developed the concept, and at how they arrived at their ideas. This is followed by a statistical treatment which provides a more physical portrait of entropy, relating it to disorder and showing how physical and chemical systems tend to states of order at low temperatures. Dugdale includes here a brief account of some of the more intriguing manifestations of order in properties such as superconductivity and superfluidity.Entropy and Its Physical Meaning also includes a number of exercises which can be used for both self- learning and class work. It is intended to provide a complete understanding of the concept of entropy, making it valuable reading for undergraduates in physics, physical sciences and engineering, and for students studying thermodynamics within other science courses such as meteorology, biology and medicine.

The Entropy Vector

Author : Robert D Handscombe
ISBN : 9789814485241
Genre : Business & Economics
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' How do managers and entrepreneurs evaluate risk, encourage creativity or manage change? Might a better grasp of science help? The authors of this book suggest that there is real value in trying to connect science to business and that science is far too important just to be left to the scientists. All of science is too large a prospect, so the authors limit themselves to looking at disorder. We must all learn to manage and control change, and there is plenty of social, technical and business change going on. The authors suggest that a clearer understanding of entropy and the choices it presents will assist in that management of change — or, as they put it, to manage disorder one needs to control the entropy vector. This book is for scientists and engineers aspiring to business success and for business people interested in new approaches. Contents:Disorderly SignpostsPlanck's Inspiration: Nature, Philosophy and BusinessLife, the Universe and EntropyThe Entropy VectorEnergy and EntropyTime and EntropyManaging DisorderCreativity and InnovationRisk and EntropyMental EntropyEntropy Trade-offsThe Entropy Tool-Kit Readership: Engineers and scientists interested in or studying management; middle and top managers. Keywords:Disorder;Choice;Trade-off;Efficiency;Creativity;Management;Sustainability;EntropyReviews:“This is a well-researched, well written, amusing and stimulating read … Overall, this is a book that makes you think … Read and enjoy it.”Martin Sandford Vice-President LES Britain & Ireland “This book is short and easy to read. It illustrates points with many original cartoons and diagrams … it is well indexed and is designed to allow sampling it randomly.”Journal of Product Innovation Management “There is more reason, sense and entertainment here than in most pop management books. Verdict: recommended if you feel like a different perspective on that productive gap between stability and disorder from authors who do actually know their science and engineering.”Sam Garrett-Jones University of Wollongong, Australia '

Chemical Kinetics And Catalysis

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American Journal Of Physics

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ISBN : UOM:39015048131588
Genre : Physics
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Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering Second Edition

Author : Kalyan Annamalai
ISBN : 9781439805718
Genre : Science
File Size : 77. 83 MB
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Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering, Second Edition is designed for readers who need to understand and apply the engineering physics of thermodynamic concepts. It employs a self-teaching format that reinforces presentation of critical concepts, mathematical relationships, and equations with concrete physical examples and explanations of applications—to help readers apply principles to their own real-world problems. Less Mathematical/Theoretical Derivations—More Focus on Practical Application Because both students and professionals must grasp theory almost immediately in this ever-changing electronic era, this book—now completely in decimal outline format—uses a phenomenological approach to problems, making advanced concepts easier to understand. After a decade teaching advanced thermodynamics, the authors infuse their own style and tailor content based on their observations as professional engineers, as well as feedback from their students. Condensing more esoteric material to focus on practical uses for this continuously evolving area of science, this book is filled with revised problems and extensive tables on thermodynamic properties and other useful information. The authors include an abundance of examples, figures, and illustrations to clarify presented ideas, and additional material and software tools are available for download. The result is a powerful, practical instructional tool that gives readers a strong conceptual foundation on which to build a solid, functional understanding of thermodynamics engineering.

Science And Information Theory

Author : Leon Brillouin
ISBN : 9780486316413
Genre : Science
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A classic source for exploring the connections between information theory and physics, this text is geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The author, a giant of 20th-century mathematics, applies the principles of information theory to a variety of issues, including Maxwell's demon, thermodynamics, and measurement problems. 1962 edition.

The Electrical Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:C2602598
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Biochemical Evolution The Pursuit Of Perfection 2nd Edition

Author : Athel Cornish-Bowden
ISBN : 9781315453163
Genre : Science
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Biochemical Evolution: The Pursuit of Perfection, Second Edition describes the relationship between biochemistry and evolutionary biology, arguing that each depends on the other to be properly understood. This relationship is less well known and understood by many biologists, and even by some biochemists, than it ought to be. There are many aspects of evolution that make sense only in the light of biochemical knowledge, just as there are many aspects of biochemistry that make sense only in the light of evolution. It will be an excellent resource for students of evolution, biochemistry, microbiology, and metabolic engineering, and researchers in biology, evolution, biochemistry, genetics, and evolutionary biology. A little knowledge of biochemistry is assumed, and the essential points are summarized in the opening chapter.

Entropy And Low Temperature Physics

Author : John S. Dugdale
ISBN : OCLC:558206935
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Thermodynamics For Engineers 2nd Edition

Author : Kaufui Vincent Wong
ISBN : 9781439897027
Genre : Science
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Aspiring engineers need a text that prepares them to use thermodynamics in professional practice. Thermodynamics instructors need a concise textbook written for a one-semester undergraduate course—a text that foregoes clutter and unnecessary details but furnishes the essential facts and methods. Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition continues to fill both those needs. Paying special attention to the learning process, the author has developed a unique, practical guide to classical thermodynamics. His approach is remarkably cohesive. For example, he develops the same example through his presentation of the first law and both forms of the second law—entropy and exergy. He also unifies his treatments of the conservation of energy, the creation of entropy, and the destruction of availability by using a balance equation for each, thus emphasizing the commonality between the laws and allowing easier comprehension and use. This Second Edition includes a new chapter on thermodynamic property relations and gives updated, expanded problem sets in every chapter. Accessible, practical, and cohesive, the text builds a solid foundation for advanced engineering studies and practice. It exposes students to the "big picture" of thermodynamics, and its streamlined presentation allows glimpses into important concepts and methods rarely offered by texts at this level. What’s New in This Edition: Updated and expanded problem sets New chapter on thermodynamic property relations Updated chapter on heat transfer Electronic figures available upon qualifying course adoption End-of-chapter poems to summarize engineering principles

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