Entropy demystified : the second law reduced to plain common sense /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Ben-Naim, Arieh, 1934-
Edition:Expanded ed.
Imprint:Singapore : World Scientific, ©2008.
Description:1 online resource (xxix, 223 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Language:English
Subject:Entropy.
Second law of thermodynamics.
Entropy.
Thermodynamics.
Entropy.
Thermodynamics.
SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- Thermodynamics.
Entropy.
Second law of thermodynamics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11189427
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ISBN:9812832262
9789812832269
9812832254
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:In this unique book, the reader is invited to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years - entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the second law is not infinitely incomprehensible as commonly stated in most textbooks on thermodynamics, but can, in fact, be comprehended through sheer common sense; and second, that entropy is not a mysterious quantity that has resisted understanding but a simple, familiar and easily comprehensible concept. Written in an accessible style, the book guides the read.
Other form:Print version: Ben-Naim, Arieh, 1934- Entropy demystified. New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2008 9789812832252