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Entropy 2010, 12(3), 420-433; doi:10.3390/e12030420
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Representing Entropy with Dispersion Sets

Humanistisches Gymnasium “Beda Weber”, Rennweg 3, 39012 Meran, Italy
Received: 21 January 2010 / Revised: 22 February 2010 / Accepted: 5 March 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010
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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 heat; entropy; equipartition; degree of freedom; dispersion element; dispersion set; dispersion cardinality; effective cardinality; second principle; heat engines; efficiency; radiation; low temperatures
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