Over one hundred thirty years in the past, James Clerk Maxwell brought his hypothetical "demon" as a problem to the scope of the second one legislations of thermodynamics. Fascination with the demon endured through the improvement of statistical and quantum physics, details thought, and desktop technology, and hyperlinks were demonstrated among Maxwell's demon and every of those disciplines. The demon's seductive caliber makes it attractive to actual scientists, engineers, computing device scientists, biologists, psychologists, and historians and philosophers of science.
Since the book of Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, details, Computing in 1990, Maxwell's demon has been the topic of renewed and elevated curiosity by means of quite a few researchers within the fields pointed out above. up-to-date and elevated, Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum details, Computing keeps some of the seminal papers that seemed within the first version, together with the unique ideas of James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson; a ancient overview by means of Martin Klein; and key articles by way of Leo Szilard, Leon Brillouin, Rolf Landauer, and Charles Bennett that resulted in new branches of analysis at the demon. This moment variation includes more recent articles through Landauer, Bennett, and others, relating to Landauer's precept; connections with quantum mechanics; algorithmic details; and the thermodynamics and bounds of computation. The publication additionally comprises separate bibliographies: an alphabetical directory by means of writer and a chronological bibliography that's annotated via the editors and comprises chosen charges from the books and articles indexed. The bibliography has greater than doubled in measurement considering book of the 1st version and now comprises over 570 entries.
This booklet relies on a collection of notes constructed over decades for an introductory direction taught to seniors and getting into graduate scholars in fabrics technology. An creation to features of Thermodynamics and Kinetics appropriate to fabrics Science is ready the appliance of thermodynamics and kinetics to resolve difficulties inside fabrics technological know-how. Emphasis is to supply a actual knowing of the phenomenon less than dialogue, with the math provided as a advisor.
The difficulties are used to supply perform in quantitative software of ideas, and likewise to offer examples of purposes of the final subject material to difficulties having present curiosity and to stress the real actual concepts.
End of bankruptcy difficulties are integrated, as are references, and bibliography to enhance the textual content. This e-book presents scholars with the speculation and arithmetic to appreciate the real actual figuring out of phenomena.
* in accordance with a collection of notes constructed over a long time for an introductory path taught to seniors and getting into graduate scholars in fabrics science
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* comprises finish of bankruptcy difficulties, references, and bibliography to enhance the textual content
Author Leon Brillouin starts off via defining and utilising the time period "information" and proceeds to explorations of the rules of coding, coding difficulties and options, the research of signs, a precis of thermodynamics, thermal agitation and Brownian movement, and thermal noise in an electrical circuit. A dialogue of the negentropy precept of data introduces Brillouin's popular exam of Maxwell's demon. Concluding chapters discover the institutions among info concept, the uncertainty precept, and actual limits of remark, as well as difficulties on the topic of computing, organizing info, and inevitable errors.
By E.A. Guggenheim
Written with an emphasis on readability and logical presentation, this complete paintings is a sophisticated therapy for chemists and physicists which offers with nearly each attainable kind of thermodynamic process. The reader is brought at an early degree to all of the primary legislation of thermodynamics and is then taken right into a logical presentation in their applications.
This booklet is addressed both to physicists and to chemists. it's written for graduates yet a lot of it's going to be beneficial to undergraduates aspiring to specialise in actual chemistry or chemical physics.
By Dimo Kashchiev
This booklet represents a close and systematic account of the elemental rules, advancements and functions of the speculation of nucleation.
The formation of latest levels starts off with the method of nucleation and is, for that reason, a commonly unfold phenomenon in either nature and know-how. Condensation and evaporation, crystal development, electrodeposition, soften crystallization, progress of skinny movies for microelectronics, volcano eruption and formation of particulate subject in house are just many of the techniques during which nucleation performs a popular role.
The booklet has 4 elements, that are dedicated to the thermodynamics of nucleation, the kinetics of nucleation, the impact of assorted elements on nucleation and the appliance of the speculation to different methods, which contain nucleation. the 1st components describe intimately the 2 uncomplicated techniques in nucleation concept - the thermodynamic and the kinetic ones. They comprise derivations of the elemental and most crucial formulae of the speculation and speak about their boundaries and chances for development. The 3rd half bargains with the various elements that may have an effect on nucleation and is a normal continuation of the 1st chapters. The final half is dedicated to the appliance of the speculation to methods of functional significance akin to soften crystallization and polymorphic transformation, crystal progress and development of skinny good motion pictures, measurement distribution of droplets and crystallites in condensation and crystallization. The e-book is not only an account of the established order in nucleation thought - through the e-book there are various new effects in addition to extensions and generalisations of present ones.
By Daniel V. Schroeder
This article appears at thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. half I introduces recommendations of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics from a unified view. components II and III discover extra functions of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. all through, the emphasis is on real-world purposes.
By C. Godrèche
This booklet includes six units of lectures through across the world revered researchers at the statistical physics of crystal progress. The emphasis within the papers is on an outline of underlying mechanisms and elaboration of easy versions that offer a clear actual photograph. seen from a unique vantage aspect, they disguise not just very fresh advancements within the phenomena of form and development, but in addition contemplate previous difficulties that experience now not consistently bought the eye they deserve. members contain P. Noziè res, C. Caroli, B. Caroli, B. Roulet, J.S. Langer, Y. Pomeau, M. Ben Amar, L. Sander, J. Krug and H. Spohn. be aware: The synopsis above is drawn from to be had information regarding this identify. information about particular copies and variations on the market are within the listings displayed less than.