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The Resource The road to Maxwell's demon, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker,, (electronic book)

The road to Maxwell's demon, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker,, (electronic book)

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The road to Maxwell's demon
Title
The road to Maxwell's demon
Statement of responsibility
Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker,
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Time asymmetric phenomena are successfully predicted by statistical mechanics. Yet the foundations of this theory are surprisingly shaky. Its explanation for the ease of mixing milk with coffee is incomplete, and even implies that un-mixing them should be just as easy. In this book the authors develop a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics that addresses this difficulty. Explaining the notions of macrostates, probability, measurement, memory, and the arrow of time in statistical mechanics, they reach the startling conclusion that Maxwell's Demon, the famous perpetuum mobile, is consistent with the fundamental physical laws. Mathematical treatments are avoided where possible, and instead the authors use novel diagrams to illustrate the text. This is a fascinating book for graduate students and researchers interested in the foundations and philosophy of physics."--
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Hemmo, Meir
Dewey number
536/.71
Index
index present
LC call number
QC318.M35
LC item number
H46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Shenker, Orly
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  • Maxwell's demon
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
Label
The road to Maxwell's demon, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker,, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1025041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 327 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139572675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The road to Maxwell's demon, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker,, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1025041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 327 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139572675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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