Boltzmann entropy of thermodynamics versus Shannon entropy of information theory

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Abstract

Some implications of a scale invariant model of statistical mechanics to Boltzmann entropy in thermodynamics versus Shannon entropy in information theory are investigated. The objective versus subjective nature of entropy as well as the fundamental significance of the choice of Shannon measure K as Boltzmann constant k is described. In addition, the impact of the results on Nernst-Planck statement of the third law of thermodynamics is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanics
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Boltzmann entropy of thermodynamic
  • Shannon entropy of information theory
  • Third law of thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics

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