Entropy, Its Language, and Interpretation

@article{Leff2007EntropyIL,
  title={Entropy, Its Language, and Interpretation},
  author={Harvey S. Leff},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={1744-1766}
}
  • H. S. Leff
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Mathematics
  • Foundations of Physics
Abstract The language of entropy is examined for consistency with its mathematics and physics, and for its efficacy as a guide to what entropy means. Do common descriptors such as disorder, missing information, and multiplicity help or hinder understanding? Can the language of entropy be helpful in cases where entropy is not well defined? We argue in favor of the descriptor spreading, which entails space, time, and energy in a fundamental way. This includes spreading of energy spatially during… Expand

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