Entropy 2010, 12(3), 420-433; doi:10.3390/e12030420
Article

Representing Entropy with Dispersion Sets

Received: 21 January 2010; in revised form: 22 February 2010 / Accepted: 5 March 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract: A novel representation of entropy is introduced, based on the heuristic concept of heat dispersion. To this end dispersion sets are defined, which describe both the heat transferred to a system and the associated entropy change. Some applications are discussed.
Keywords: heat; entropy; equipartition; degree of freedom; dispersion element; dispersion set; dispersion cardinality; effective cardinality; second principle; heat engines; efficiency; radiation; low temperatures
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [206 KB, uploaded 8 March 2010 09:06 CET]

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Kolarczyk, B. Representing Entropy with Dispersion Sets. Entropy 2010, 12, 420-433.

AMA Style

Kolarczyk B. Representing Entropy with Dispersion Sets. Entropy. 2010; 12(3):420-433.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kolarczyk, Bernhard. 2010. "Representing Entropy with Dispersion Sets." Entropy 12, no. 3: 420-433.

Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert