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By Roderick C. Dewar,Charles H. Lineweaver,Robert K. Niven,Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

ISBN-10: 3642401538

ISBN-13: 9783642401534

ISBN-10: 3662521083

ISBN-13: 9783662521083

the second one legislations, a cornerstone of thermodynamics, governs the common course of dissipative, non-equilibrium strategies. however it says not anything approximately their genuine charges or the likelihood of fluctuations in regards to the typical. This interdisciplinary ebook, written and peer-reviewed via overseas specialists, offers fresh advances within the look for new non-equilibrium ideas past the second one legislations, and their functions to quite a lot of structures throughout physics, chemistry and biology. past the second one legislation brings jointly typically remoted parts of non-equilibrium examine and highlights very likely fruitful connections among them, with entropy construction enjoying the unifying function. Key theoretical ideas contain the utmost Entropy construction precept, the Fluctuation Theorem, and the utmost Entropy approach to statistical inference. functions of those ideas are illustrated in such assorted fields as climatology, cosmology, crystal progress morphology, Earth approach technological know-how, environmental physics, evolutionary biology and expertise, fluid turbulence, microbial biogeochemistry, plasma physics, and radiative delivery, utilizing a wide selection of analytical and experimental suggestions. past the second one legislations will entice scholars and researchers wishing to realize an knowing of entropy construction and its significant position within the technology of non-equilibrium structures – either intimately and when it comes to the larger picture.

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