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Entropy, Andreas Greven, Gerhard Keller, Gerald Warnecke, editors

Label
Entropy
Title
Entropy
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Greven, Gerhard Keller, Gerald Warnecke, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of entropy arose in the physical sciences during the nineteenth century, particularly in thermodynamics and statistical physics, as a measure of the equilibria and evolution of thermodynamic systems. Two main views developed: the macroscopic view formulated originally by Carnot, Clausius, Gibbs, Planck, and Caratheodory and the microscopic approach associated with Boltzmann and Maxwell. Since then both approaches have made possible deep insights into the nature and behavior of thermodynamic and other microscopically unpredictable processes. However, the mathematical tools used have later developed independently of their original physical background and have led to a plethora of methods and differing conventions. The aim of this book is to identify the unifying threads by providing surveys of the uses and concepts of entropy in diverse areas of mathematics and the physical sciences. Two major threads, emphasized throughout the book, are variational principles and Ljapunov functionals. The book starts by providing basic concepts and terminology, illustrated by examples from both the macroscopic and microscopic lines of thought. In-depth surveys covering the macroscopic, microscopic and probabilistic approaches follow. Part I gives a basic introduction from the views of thermodynamics and probability theory. Part II collects surveys that look at the macroscopic approach of continuum mechanics and physics. Part III deals with the microscopic approach exposing the role of entropy as a concept in probability theory, namely in the analysis of the large time behavior of stochastic processes and in the study of qualitative properties of models in statistical physics. Finally in Part IV applications in dynamical systems, ergodic and information theory are presented. The chapters were written to provide as cohesive an account as possible, making the book accessible to a wide range of graduate students and researchers. Any scientist dealing with systems that exhibit entropy will find the book an invaluable aid to their understanding
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
536/.73
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QC318.E57
LC item number
.E55 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1954-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greven, Andreas
  • Keller, Gerhard
  • Warnecke, Gerald
Series statement
Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics
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  • Entropy
  • SCIENCE
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Entropy
Label
Entropy, Andreas Greven, Gerhard Keller, Gerald Warnecke, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Three. Probabilistic Aspects of Entropy
  • Georgii, Hans-Otto
  • Chapter Four. Phenomenological Thermodynamics and Entropy Principles
  • Hutter, Kolumban ; Wang, Yongqi
  • Chapter Five. Entropy in Nonequilibrium
  • Müller, Ingo
  • Chapter Six. Entropy for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
  • Dafermos, C.M.
  • Chapter Seven. Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Uffink, Jos
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter Eight. The Entropy of Classical Thermodynamics
  • Lieb, Elliott H. ; Yngvason, Jakob
  • Chapter Nine. Large Deviations and Entropy
  • Varadhan, S.R.S.
  • Chapter Ten. Relative Entropy for Random Motion in a Random Medium
  • Hollander, F. den
  • Chapter Eleven. Metastability and Entropy
  • Olivieri, E.
  • Chapter Twelve. Entropy Production in Driven Spatially Extended Systems
  • Maes, Christian
  • Contents
  • Chapter Thirteen. Entropy: a Dialogue
  • Chapter Fourteen. Classical and Quantum Entropies: Dynamics and Information
  • Benatti, Fabio
  • Chapter Fifteen. Complexity and Information in Data
  • Rissanen, J.
  • Chapter Sixteen. Entropy in Dynamical Systems
  • Chapter Seventeen. Entropy in Ergodic Theory
  • Combined References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter One. Introduction
  • Greven, Andreas ; Keller, Gerhard ; Warnecke, Gerald
  • Chapter Two. Entropy: a Subtle Concept in Thermodynamics
  • Müller, Ingo
Control code
891400524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (375 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865222
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3f9cn1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891400524
Label
Entropy, Andreas Greven, Gerhard Keller, Gerald Warnecke, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Three. Probabilistic Aspects of Entropy
  • Georgii, Hans-Otto
  • Chapter Four. Phenomenological Thermodynamics and Entropy Principles
  • Hutter, Kolumban ; Wang, Yongqi
  • Chapter Five. Entropy in Nonequilibrium
  • Müller, Ingo
  • Chapter Six. Entropy for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
  • Dafermos, C.M.
  • Chapter Seven. Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Uffink, Jos
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter Eight. The Entropy of Classical Thermodynamics
  • Lieb, Elliott H. ; Yngvason, Jakob
  • Chapter Nine. Large Deviations and Entropy
  • Varadhan, S.R.S.
  • Chapter Ten. Relative Entropy for Random Motion in a Random Medium
  • Hollander, F. den
  • Chapter Eleven. Metastability and Entropy
  • Olivieri, E.
  • Chapter Twelve. Entropy Production in Driven Spatially Extended Systems
  • Maes, Christian
  • Contents
  • Chapter Thirteen. Entropy: a Dialogue
  • Chapter Fourteen. Classical and Quantum Entropies: Dynamics and Information
  • Benatti, Fabio
  • Chapter Fifteen. Complexity and Information in Data
  • Rissanen, J.
  • Chapter Sixteen. Entropy in Dynamical Systems
  • Chapter Seventeen. Entropy in Ergodic Theory
  • Combined References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter One. Introduction
  • Greven, Andreas ; Keller, Gerhard ; Warnecke, Gerald
  • Chapter Two. Entropy: a Subtle Concept in Thermodynamics
  • Müller, Ingo
Control code
891400524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (375 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865222
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3f9cn1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891400524

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