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Entropy and the Time Evolution of Macroscopic Systems (International Series of Monographs on Physics) Paperback – July 22, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0199655434 ISBN-10: 019965543X Edition: Reprint
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"Delightful...a scholarly and refreshing text that explores in detail the subtleties of carrying out a maximum entropy approach to describe irreversible processes." --Physics Today

"Written in an accessible style, the book makes numerous little-known connections between macroscopic and microscopic expressions for entropy and entropy production...Filled with many examples, Grandys thought-provoking exposition will be of interest for years to come. I would recommend it to any serious student of statistical physics." --Physics Today

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Walter T. Grandy, Jr., Department of Physics, University of Wyoming
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Product Details

  • Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics (Book 141)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (July 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019965543X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199655434
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #815,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Powers on September 6, 2013
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The author's thoughts on entropy are sophisticated and amongst the most lucid I have read. Recommended because he addresses some of the great questions of physical science with depth and understanding.
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0 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Yuchechen on October 18, 2008
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I had ordered this book along with other two (Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development and The Physics of Atmospheres just in case you were wondering). By the time I received the order it wasn't placed in the usual Amazon's cartoon box, and bigger was my surprise when I opened the package and found that all three books were wet. Shortly after noticing this issue I informed it via e-mail to Amazon and they sent to me a new order (yes, that new one arrived in a proper condition). Having sent those three damaged items back to Amazon I was completely refunded the total costs of the mailing. Things like this one make this company a reliable one. Good for Amazon! Concerning the author of this reviewed book, I own another two books written by him, namely Foundations of Statistical Mechanics: Volume I: Equilibrium Theory (Fundamental Theories of Physics) and Foundations of Statistical Mechanics: Volume II: Nonequilibrium Phenomena (Fundamental Theories of Physics). I just wanted to share this information with you and truly understand that this is not a proper review, so please come back later for it...
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