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The Perspective

  • Robert E. Ulanowicz

Abstract

If there is one chapter in this book about which the reader is likely to feel uneasy, it is this one. Deep down, most scientists feel insecure about their background in thermodynamics. (And most of those who do not probably should!) But from where does this anxiety issue? Certainly, the fundamental laws of thermodynamics are not that difficult to comprehend.

Keywords

Statistical Mechanic Thermodynamic Equilibrium Entropy Production Living System Nonequilibrium Thermodynamic 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Chesapeake Biological LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandSolomonsUSA

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