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Two essays on entropy

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

  • Entropy -- Addresses, essays, lectures

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. xx-xxii.

    StatementRudolf Carnap ; edited with an introd. by Abner Shimony.
    ContributionsShimony, Abner.
    LC ClassificationsQC318.E57 C37 1977
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 115 p. ;
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5443826M
    ISBN 100520027159
    LC Control Number73094444

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics (or 2LOT for short) says that the net entropy of a closed system must always increase. To better understand the topic, a further explanation is worthwhile. The sixteen essays contained in this book were all written independently of each other and date back over a considerable period of time to Most of the essays have been previously published and are reprinted here with little or no change or additions. Only two were specially written for this volume. All but two deal with the theoretical as distinct from the practical dimensions of science.   I could say that Nicholls’ novel is the brand new level of postmodern, self-reflexive metafiction, but I think I’ve written similar things about other books before (even though there’s always an even more brand new level, and my vocabulary is limited), and anyway, the words postmodern, self-reflexive, and metafiction sometimes make me want to puke, and I don’t feel like using them yet.

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