978-0-553-26299-5 / 9780553262995





Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination/currency
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

entropy [[ntrYpj] n pl -pies 1. (Physics / General Physics) a thermodynamic quantity that changes in a reversible process by an amount equal to the heat absorbed or emitted divided by the thermodynamic temperature. It is measured in joules per kelvin. Symbol S See also law of thermodynamics [1] 2. (Physics / General Physics) a statistical measure of the disorder of a closed system expressed by S = klog P + c where P is the probability that a particular state of the system exists, k is the Boltzmann constant, and c is another constant 3. lack of pattern or organization; disorder 4. (Electronics & Computer Science / Communications & Information) a measure of the efficiency of a system, such as a code or language, in transmitting information [from en-2 + -trope]

Search under way...

Search complete.

Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 12 of 12


Used books: 1 - 25 of 83