Approaches to Entropy

  • Jeremy R. H.  Tame

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 171-202

About this book


This is a book about thermodynamics, not history, but it adopts a semi-historical approach in order to highlight different approaches to entropy. The book does not follow a rigid temporal order of events, nor it is meant to be comprehensive. It includes solved examples for a solid understanding. The division into chapters under the names of key players in the development of the field is not intended to separate these individual contributions entirely, but to highlight their different approaches to entropy. This structure helps to provide a different view-point from other text-books on entropy.


Heat transfer Sackur-Tetrode equation Thermodynamics Helmholtz free energy Gibbs fee energy Entropy and probability Microcanonical ensemble Partition functions Entropy of radiation Szilard’s engine Quantum statistics Landauer’s principle Rotational partition function Gibbs’s paradox von Neumann entropy

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeremy R. H.  Tame
    • 1
  1. 1.Drug Design LaboratoryYokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan

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