# Heat capacity in bits

@article{Fraundorf1997HeatCI, title={Heat capacity in bits}, author={Philip Fraundorf}, journal={American Journal of Physics}, year={1997}, volume={71}, pages={1142-1151} }

The temperature T may be expressed as the rate of energy increase per unit increase in the state uncertainty under no-work conditions. The consequences of such a choice for heat capacities are explored. I show that the ratio of the total thermal energy E to kT is the multiplicity exponent (log–log derivative of the multiplicity) with respect to energy, as well as the number of base-b units of mutual information that is lost about the state of the system per b-fold increase in the thermal energy…

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