Information and Entropy: The Mathematical Relationship

  • Tom Stonier


As stated repeatedly, if a system exhibits organsation, it contains information. Since organisation reflects the ordered arrangement of the constituent parts of a system, and since order is in opposition to disorder, it stands to reason that information and disorder are inversely related: The more disordered the system, the less is its information content.


Heat Content Information Content Perfect Crystal Mathematical Relationship Thermodynamic Probability 
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  1. L Boltzmann (1896, 1898 ) Lectures on Gas Theory Part I and Part II, translated by SG Brush, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1976.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Stonier
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  1. 1.University of BradfordWest YorkshireUK

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