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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Meir Hemmo 
Road to Maxwell's demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics 
024635 
2012 
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Robert J. Scully 
Demon and the quantum: From the Pythagoean Mystics to Maxwell's demon and quantum mystery 
021847 
2007 
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Title  Road to Maxwell's demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics 
Author(s)  Meir Hemmo ;Orly R. Shenker 
Publication  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012. 
Description  xii, 327p. 
Abstract Note  Time asymmetric phenomena are successfully predicted by statistical mechanics. Yet the foundations of this theory are surprisingly shaky. Its explanation for the ease of mixing milk with coffee is incomplete, and even implies that unmixing them should be just as easy. In this book the authors develop a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics that addresses this difficulty. Explaining the notions of macrostates, probability, measurement, memory, and the arrow of time in statistical mechanics, they reach the startling conclusion that Maxwell's Demon, the famous perpetuum mobile, is consistent with the fundamental physical laws. Mathematical treatments are avoided where possible, and instead the authors use novel diagrams to illustrate the text. This is a fascinating book for graduate students and researchers interested in the foundations and philosophy of physics. 
ISBN,Price  9781107019683 : UKP 60.00(HB) 
Classification  531.19

Keyword(s)  1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
4. ENTROPY
5. MACROSTATES
6. MAXWELLS DEMON
7. MEASUREMENT
8. PROBABILITY
9. THERMODYNAMICS
10. TIME

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