Entropy demystified : the second law reduced to plain common sense / Arieh Ben-Naim
- Ben-Naim, Arieh, 1934-
- Additional Titles:
- Entropy demystified : the second law reduced to plain common sense with seven simulated games
- Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 
- Copyright Date:
- Expanded ed.
- Physical Description:
- xxix, 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
- Preface: Programs for simulating some of the games in the book. Introduction, and a short history of the Second Law of thermodynamics -- A brief introduction to probability theory, information theory, and all the rest -- First let us play with real dice -- Let's play with simplified dice and have a preliminary grasp of the Second Law -- Experience the Second Law with all your five senses -- Finally, grasp it with your common sense -- Translating from the dice-world to the real world -- Reflections on the status of the Second Law of thermodynamics as a law of physics.
- 9789812832252 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221) and index.
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