The Resource Emerging consequences of biotechnology : biodiversity loss and IPR issues, Krishna Dronamraju, (electronic book)

Emerging consequences of biotechnology : biodiversity loss and IPR issues, Krishna Dronamraju, (electronic book)

Label
Emerging consequences of biotechnology : biodiversity loss and IPR issues
Title
Emerging consequences of biotechnology
Title remainder
biodiversity loss and IPR issues
Statement of responsibility
Krishna Dronamraju
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term "entropy" with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of the "driving force" of many processes in terms of informational changes and dispel the mystery that has always enshrouded entropy. It has been 140 years since Clausius coined the term "entropy"; almost 50 years since Shannon developed the mathematical theory of "information"--Subsequently renamed "entropy." In this book, the author advocates replacing "entropy" by "information," a term that has become widely used in many branches of science. The author also takes a new and bold approach to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Information is used not only as a tool for predicting distributions but as the fundamental cornerstone concept of thermodynamics, held until now by the term "entropy." The topics covered include the fundamentals of probability and information theory; the general concept of information as well as the particular concept of information as applied in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of an ideal gas from purely informational arguments; the fundamental formalism of statistical mechanics; and many examples of simple processes the "driving force" for which is analyzed in terms of information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Dronamraju, Krishna R
Dewey number
333.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.B563
LC item number
D76 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Transgenic plants
  • Agrobiodiversity
Label
Emerging consequences of biotechnology : biodiversity loss and IPR issues, Krishna Dronamraju, (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
ebr10688079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 460 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Emerging consequences of biotechnology : biodiversity loss and IPR issues, Krishna Dronamraju, (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
ebr10688079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiv, 460 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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