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Entropy 2008, 10(1), 1-5; doi:10.3390/entropy-e10010001

Gibbs Paradox and the Concepts of Information, Symmetry, Similarity and Their Relationship

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Received: 13 March 2008 / Published: 17 March 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gibbs Paradox and Its Resolutions)
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We are publishing volume 10 of Entropy. When I was a chemistry student I was facinated by thermodynamic problems, particularly the Gibbs paradox. It has now been more than 10 years since I actively published on this topic [1-4]. During this decade, the globalized Information Society has been developing very quickly based on the Internet and the term information is widely used, but what is information? What is its relationship with entropy and other concepts like symmetry, distinguishability and stability? What is the situation of entropy research in general? As the Editor-in-Chief of Entropy, I feel it is time to offer some comments, present my own opinions in this matter and point out a major flaw in related studies. [...]
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