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modern thermodynamics


  • A Farewell to Entropy
  • Alice in Waterland
  • b0-MoleculatTheoryP1
  • b0-Molecular-P2
  • Alice's Adventures in Molecular Biology
  • The Protein folding problem and its solution
  • Cooperativity & Regulation
  • Discover Entropy
  • Entropy 2nd Law
  • Entropy Demystified
  • Molecular
  • Statistical
  • b0-Solvation
  • bo-Water&AqueousSolutions
  • b0-hydrophobicInteractions
  • b0-discoverP-F-
  • A Farewell to Entropy
    A Farewell to Entropy The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term “entropy” with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of the “driving force” of many processes in terms of informational changes and dispel the mystery that has always enshrouded entropy. It has been 140 years since Clausius coined the term “entropy” almost 50 years since Shannon developed the mathematical theory of “information” - subsequently renamed “entropy”. In this book, the author advocates replacing “entropy” by “information”, a term that has become widely used in many branches of science. The author also takes a new and bold approach to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Information is used not only as a tool for predicting distributions but as the fundamental cornerstone concept of thermodynamics, held until now by the term “entropy”. The topics covered include the fundamentals of probability and information theory; the general concept of information as well as the particular concept of information as applied in thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of an ideal gas from purely informational arguments; the fundamental formalism of statistical mechanics; and many examples of simple processes the “driving force” for which is analyzed in terms of information.
  • Alice in Waterland
    Alice in Waterland This highly illustrated book describes the properties of liquid water and the relevance of these properties to life, in a way that makes the content accessible to anyone. It will raise the awareness of the reader on the vital importance of water to all life on earth. It is a book of science interwoven into the fabric of a story. There are very few books on water aimed at the general public. This volume will appeal to both adults and students with its superb delivery of scientific knowledge in highly accessible prose.
  • b0-MoleculatTheoryP1
    The aim of this book is to explain the unusual properties of both pure liquid water and simple aqueous solutions, in terms of the properties of single molecules and interactions among small numbers of water molecules. It is mostly the result of the author's own research spanning over 40 years in the field of aqueous solutions. An understanding of the properties of liquid water is a prelude to the understanding of the role of water in biological systems and for the evolvement of life. The book is targeted at anyone who is interested in the outstanding properties of water and its role in biological systems. It is addressed to both students and researchers in chemistry, physics and biology.
    Survey of the Properties of Water
    Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Liquid Water
    Water with One Simple Solute
    Water with Two Solute Molecules: Hydrophobic Hydrophilic Phenomena
  • b0-Molecular-P2
  • Alice's Adventures in Molecular Biology
  • The Protein folding problem and its solution
  • Cooperativity & Regulation
  • Discover Entropy
  • Entropy 2nd Law
    This book presents a clear and readable description of one of the most mysterious concepts of physics: Entropy. It contains a self-learning kit that guides the reader in understanding the concepts of entropy. In the first part, the reader is asked to play the familiar twenty-Question game. Once the reader feels comfortable with playing this game and acquires proficiency in playing the game effectively (intelligently), he or she will be able to capture the elusive and used-to-be mysterious concept of entropy. There will be no more speculative or arbitrary interpretations, nor “older” or “modern” views of entropy. This book will guide readers in choosing their own interpretation of entropy. Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and physics, academics and lay persons.
  • Entropy Demystified
  • Molecular
  • Statistical
  • b0-Solvation
  • bo-Water&AqueousSolutions
  • b0-hydrophobicInteractions
  • b0-discoverP-F-
  • B0-informationE-F
  • B0-MythsAndVerities
  • B0-TheBriefestHistoryOfTime
  • B0-ModernThermodynamics
  • B0-Entropy TheTruth