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Entropy 2004, 6(1), 68-75; doi:10.3390/e6010068

From Randomness to Order

Physics Unit, ORT Braude College, P. O. Box 78, 21982 Karmiel, Israel
Received: 18 June 2003 / Accepted: 19 December 2003 / Published: 12 March 2004
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Abstract

I review some selected situations in which order builds up from randomness, or a losing trend turns into winning. Except for Section 4 (which is mine), all cases are well documented and the price paid to achieve order is apparent.
Keywords: Maxwell demon; Brownian ratchet; persistent current; paradoxical game; fluctuations Maxwell demon; Brownian ratchet; persistent current; paradoxical game; fluctuations
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Berger, J. From Randomness to Order. Entropy 2004, 6, 68-75.

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