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 nonisolated 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 stepbystep and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 endofchapter 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 
