Special Issue "Advances in Statistical Mechanics"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2010)
Dr. James Baker-Jarvis
National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, MS 818.01, Boulder, CO, USA
Phone: +1 303 497 5621
Interests: dielectrics; electromagnetic properties of materials; maximum entropy methods; statistical mechanics; measurement of entropy
Entropy and its production are key concepts in statistical mechanics from both theoretical and experimental viewpoints. Fundamental studies of entropy need to be based on statistical mechanics. Many fields of study can be understood using entropy concepts. For example, when Einstein studied the photoelectric effect he based his analysis on a statistical mechanical analysis based on entropy. Similarly Planck relied heavily on the concept of entropy to produce his theory of energy quanta. The concepts of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, thermal noise, fluctuation-dissipation theorems, and information theory are all related to both statistical mechanics and entropy. Both Gibbs and Boltzmann placed the concepts of entropy and H-theorems in central positions in statistical mechanics. Statistical-mechanical studies based on either Liouville- based statistical mechanics or through approximate methods based on information theory utilize the concept of entropy. Novel papers studying entropy and its production in statistical mechanics from various points of view are welcome.
Dr. James Baker-Jarvis
- nonstationary processes
- projection operators
- statistical mechanics
Entropy 2011, 13(3), 668-682; doi:10.3390/e13030668
Received: 4 March 2011; in revised form: 13 March 2011 / Accepted: 14 March 2011 / Published: 17 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (138 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(2), 293-315; doi:10.3390/e13020293
Received: 30 December 2010; in revised form: 13 January 2011 / Accepted: 20 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (450 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(1), 38-52; doi:10.3390/e13010038
Received: 9 November 2010; in revised form: 17 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 24 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (158 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(12), 2497-2503; doi:10.3390/e12122497
Received: 31 October 2010; in revised form: 25 November 2010 / Accepted: 27 November 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (86 KB)
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