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Author Lemons, Don S. (Don Stephen), 1949-
Title A student's guide to entropy / Don S. Lemons.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  QC318.E57 L46 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Thermodynamic entropy; 2. Statistical entropy; 3. Entropy of classical systems; 4. Entropy of quantized systems; 5. Entropy of a non-isolated system; 6. Entropy of Fermion systems; 7. Entropy of Boson system; 8. Entropy of information; Epilogue; Appendixes; Index.
Summary "Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book also features a glossary giving definitions for all essential terms, a time line showing important developments, and list of books for further study. It is an ideal supplement to undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Entropy.
ISBN 9781107011564 hardback
1107011566 hardback
9781107653979 paperback
1107653975 paperback
OCLC number 841557479