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In Defense of Gibbs and the Traditional Definition of the Entropy of Distinguishable Particles

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
Entropy 2010, 12(8), 1936-1945; https://doi.org/10.3390/e12081936
Received: 21 December 2009 / Revised: 2 August 2010 / Accepted: 20 August 2010 / Published: 24 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gibbs Paradox and Its Resolutions)
The traditional Gibbs’ calculation of the entropy of distinguishable classical particles that leads to Gibbs Paradox has been criticized recently. This criticism, if valid, would require a substantially different definition of entropy in general. However, the traditional definition of entropy works quite well in situations where the distinguishability of classical particles is taken seriously while a suggested replacement definition fails. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gibbs; entropy; distinguishable particles; information Gibbs; entropy; distinguishable particles; information
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Nagle, J.F. In Defense of Gibbs and the Traditional Definition of the Entropy of Distinguishable Particles. Entropy 2010, 12, 1936-1945.

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