The Origins of Thermodynamic Behavior
By (author) Michael C. Mackey
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Time's Arrow by Michael C. Mackey
Book DescriptionExploration of Second Law of Thermodynamics details fundamental dynamic properties behind construction of statistical mechanics. Topics include maximal entropy principles; invertible and noninvertible systems; ergodicity and unique equilibria; and asymptotic periodicity and entropy evolution. Geared toward physicists and applied mathematicians; suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. 1992 edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486432434
(214mm x 137mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael C. Mackey
Probabilistic Properties of Deterministic Systems, Paperback (November 2008)
This book shows how densities arise in simple deterministic systems.
Chaos, Fractals and Noise, Hardback (April 1998)
This book offers a unified treatment of a variety of mathematical systems generating densities, from one-dimensional discrete time transformations through continuous time systems described by integro-partial-differential equations. Includes numerous examples.
From Clocks to Chaos, Paperback (July 1988)» View all books by Michael C. Mackey
Probes central theoretical questions about physiological rhythms. Topics discussed include: how are rhythms generated? How do they start and stop? What are the effects of perturbation of the rhythms? How are oscillations organized in space? This book is useful for biological scientists, physicians, physical scientists, and mathematicians.
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