Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems
Author: Eugene Barsky
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128225394
ISBN 13: 9780128225394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems formalizes our understanding of many complex processes, including the development of the methodology of analytical computation of complex processes as applied in many industries, such as ore processing, or more generally, in areas of natural sciences. The adequacy of the results of these calculations is confirmed by numerous experimental data obtained both on pilots and industrial facilities. The book also provides a thorough analysis of the underlying physical foundations of entropy performed from new standpoints that are of interest to theoreticians studying contemporary expositions. Provides methodologies for controlling and optimizing complex processes in branches of industry that involve transformation of materials or substances Describes entropy as the universal characteristic of a stochastic process independent of the system Introduces a new definition of entropy specifically related to dynamical phenomena

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems
Author: Ichiro Aoki
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012-01-25
ISBN 10: 012394404X
ISBN 13: 9780123944047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in terms of production and energy flow. This book establishes a novel view of complex biological systems and the earth using this concept of entropy, encompassing the interdisciplinary area of biology, ecology and physics. This book considers the development over time of a range of biologically complex systems such as plants, animals, humans, and ecosystems, describing them in terms of the second law of thermodynamics, entropy. With its broad coverage of biological systems, this book will be useful for students of environmental science as well as students in biology and physics. Includes discussion of multiple complex systems including the earth and biological systems within it. Suitable for those with little physics background who wish to learn how the laws of physics apply to ecological systems. Clearly organized by system, making information easy to access.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self excited Attractors

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self excited Attractors
Author: Christos Volos,Sajad Jafari,Jacques Kengne,Jesus M. Munoz-Pacheco,Karthikeyan Rajagopal
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 3038978981
ISBN 13: 9783038978985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In recent years, entropy has been used as a measure of the degree of chaos in dynamical systems. Thus, it is important to study entropy in nonlinear systems. Moreover, there has been increasing interest in the last few years regarding the novel classification of nonlinear dynamical systems including two kinds of attractors: self-excited attractors and hidden attractors. The localization of self-excited attractors by applying a standard computational procedure is straightforward. In systems with hidden attractors, however, a specific computational procedure must be developed, since equilibrium points do not help in the localization of hidden attractors. Some examples of this kind of system are chaotic dynamical systems with no equilibrium points; with only stable equilibria, curves of equilibria, and surfaces of equilibria; and with non-hyperbolic equilibria. There is evidence that hidden attractors play a vital role in various fields ranging from phase-locked loops, oscillators, describing convective fluid motion, drilling systems, information theory, cryptography, and multilevel DC/DC converters. This Special Issue is a collection of the latest scientific trends on the advanced topics of dynamics, entropy, fractional order calculus, and applications in complex systems with self-excited attractors and hidden attractors.

An Introduction to Transfer Entropy

An Introduction to Transfer Entropy
Author: Terry Bossomaier,Lionel Barnett,Michael Harré,Joseph T. Lizier
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 3319432222
ISBN 13: 9783319432229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book considers a relatively new metric in complex systems, transfer entropy, derived from a series of measurements, usually a time series. After a qualitative introduction and a chapter that explains the key ideas from statistics required to understand the text, the authors then present information theory and transfer entropy in depth. A key feature of the approach is the authors' work to show the relationship between information flow and complexity. The later chapters demonstrate information transfer in canonical systems, and applications, for example in neuroscience and in finance. The book will be of value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the areas of computer science, neuroscience, physics, and engineering.

Decoherence and Entropy in Complex Systems

Decoherence and Entropy in Complex Systems
Author: Hans-Thomas Elze
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2004-01-20
ISBN 10: 9783540206392
ISBN 13: 3540206396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The contributions to this volume are based on selected lectures from the first international workshop on decoherence, information, complexity and entropy (DICE). The aim of this volume is to reflect the growing importance ot common concepts behind seemingly different fields such as quantum mechanics, general relativity and statistical physics in a form accessible to nonspecialist researchers. Many presentations include original results which published here for the first time.

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy
Author: Axel Kleidon,Ralph D. Lorenz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-11-18
ISBN 10: 9783540224952
ISBN 13: 3540224955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the book presents a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz,Jacek Jezowski
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN 10: 0080982271
ISBN 13: 9780080982274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, Second Edition covers the optimization and integration of energy systems, with a particular focus on fuel cell technology. With rising energy prices, imminent energy shortages, and increasing environmental impacts of energy production, energy optimization and systems integration is critically important. The book applies thermodynamics, kinetics and economics to study the effect of equipment size, environmental parameters, and economic factors on optimal power production and heat integration. Author Stanislaw Sieniutycz, highly recognized for his expertise and teaching, shows how costs can be substantially reduced, particularly in utilities common in the chemical industry. This second edition contains substantial revisions, with particular focus on the rapid progress in the field of fuel cells, related energy theory, and recent advances in the optimization and control of fuel cell systems. New information on fuel cell theory, combined with the theory of flow energy systems, broadens the scope and usefulness of the book Discusses engineering applications including power generation, resource upgrading, radiation conversion, and chemical transformation in static and dynamic systems Contains practical applications of optimization methods that help solve the problems of power maximization and optimal use of energy and resources in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 0128093390
ISBN 13: 9780128093399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems responds to the need for a synthesizing volume that throws light upon the extensive field of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering perspective that applies basic ideas and key results from the field to chemical engineering problems. This book outlines and interprets the most valuable achievements in applied non-equilibrium thermodynamics obtained within the recent fifty years. It synthesizes nontrivial achievements of thermodynamics in important branches of chemical and biochemical engineering. Readers will gain an update on what has been achieved, what new research problems could be stated, and what kind of further studies should be developed within specialized research. Presents clearly structured chapters beginning with an introduction, elaboration of the process, and results summarized in a conclusion Written by a first-class expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics Provides a synthesis of recent thermodynamic developments in practical systems Presents very elaborate literature discussions from the past fifty years

Comptes rendus de l Acad mie bulgare des sciences

Comptes rendus de l Acad  mie bulgare des sciences
Author: Bŭlgarska akademii︠a︡ na naukite
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:44053069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Communication in Complex Organizations

Communication in Complex Organizations
Author: Terrance L. Albrecht,Betsy Wackernagel Bach
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000031006767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication in Complex Organizations Book Review:

By emphasizing multiple perspectives, this text increases student awareness of the changing demographics in organizations.

Entropy and Bioeconomics

Entropy and Bioeconomics
Author: Iosif Constantin Drăgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924063103125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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General Systems Thinking

General Systems Thinking
Author: T. Downing Bowler
Publsiher: North-Holland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822010579001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guidance Systems an Introduction to Student Personnel Work

Guidance Systems  an Introduction to Student Personnel Work
Author: Donald H. Blocher,E. Richard Dustin,Willis Edwin Dugan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105031766939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Schaum s Outline of Theory and Problems of Physical Chemistry

Schaum s Outline of Theory and Problems of Physical Chemistry
Author: Clyde R. Metz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435001575521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Entropy Based Design and Analysis of Fluids Engineering Systems

Entropy Based Design and Analysis of Fluids Engineering Systems
Author: Greg F. Naterer,Jose A. Camberos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781420006919
ISBN 13: 1420006916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From engineering fluid mechanics to power systems, information coding theory and other fields, entropy is key to maximizing performance in engineering systems. It serves a vital role in achieving the upper limits of efficiency of industrial processes and quality of manufactured products. Entropy based design (EBD) can shed new light on various flow processes, ranging from optimized flow configurations in an aircraft engine to highly ordered crystal structures in a turbine blade. Entropy Based Design of Fluid Engineering Systems provides an overview of EBD as an emerging technology with applications to aerospace, microfluidics, heat transfer, and other disciplines. The text extends past analytical methods of Entropy Generation Minimization to numerical simulations involving more complex configurations and experimental measurement techniques. The book begins with an extensive development of basic concepts, including the mathematical properties of entropy and exergy, as well as statistical and numerical formulations of the second law. It then goes on to describe topics related to incompressible flows and the Second Law in microfluidic systems. The authors develop computational and experimental methods for identifying problem regions within a system through the local rates of entropy production. With these techniques, designers can use EBD to focus on particular regions where design modifications can be made to improve system performance. Numerous case studies illustrate the concepts in each chapter, and cover an array of applications including supersonic flows, condensation and turbulence. A one-of-a-kind reference, Entropy Based Design of Fluid Engineering Systems outlines new advances showing how local irreversibilities can be detected in complex configurations so that engineering devices can be re-designed locally to improve overall performance.

Beyond the Second Law

Beyond the Second Law
Author: Roderick C. Dewar,Charles H. Lineweaver,Robert K. Niven,Klaus Regenauer-Lieb
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 3642401546
ISBN 13: 9783642401541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Second Law, a cornerstone of thermodynamics, governs the average direction of dissipative, non-equilibrium processes. But it says nothing about their actual rates or the probability of fluctuations about the average. This interdisciplinary book, written and peer-reviewed by international experts, presents recent advances in the search for new non-equilibrium principles beyond the Second Law, and their applications to a wide range of systems across physics, chemistry and biology. Beyond The Second Law brings together traditionally isolated areas of non-equilibrium research and highlights potentially fruitful connections between them, with entropy production playing the unifying role. Key theoretical concepts include the Maximum Entropy Production principle, the Fluctuation Theorem, and the Maximum Entropy method of statistical inference. Applications of these principles are illustrated in such diverse fields as climatology, cosmology, crystal growth morphology, Earth system science, environmental physics, evolutionary biology and technology, fluid turbulence, microbial biogeochemistry, plasma physics, and radiative transport, using a wide variety of analytical and experimental techniques. Beyond The Second Law will appeal to students and researchers wishing to gain an understanding of entropy production and its central place in the science of non-equilibrium systems – both in detail and in terms of the bigger picture.

Evolution of Complex Systems

Evolution of Complex Systems
Author: Rainer Feistel,Werner Ebeling
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1989-10-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017731095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physics Volume 1

Physics  Volume 1
Author: Robert Resnick,David Halliday,Kenneth S. Krane
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031134760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics Volume 1 Book Review:

Written for the full year or three term Calculus-based University Physics course for science and engineering majors, the publication of the first edition of Physics in 1960 launched the modern era of Physics textbooks. It was a new paradigm at the time and continues to be the dominant model for all texts. Physics is the most realistic option for schools looking to teach a more demanding course.

Studies on Complex Systems

Studies on Complex Systems
Author: Sisto Firrao
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105017616850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Entropy Theory of Aging Systems

Entropy Theory of Aging Systems
Author: Daniel Hershey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002844400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Entropy is a measure of order and disorder. If left alone, aging systems go spontaneously from youthful, low entropy and order to old, high entropy and disorder. This book presents the commonality of entropy principles which govern the birth, maturation, and senescent history of aging humans, corporations, and the universe. Mainly we introduce an entropy theory of aging, based on the non-equilibrium thermodynamic ideas of Ilya Prigogine, leading to the thermodynamic concepts of Excess Entropy (EE) and Excess Entropy Production (EEP). We describe the aging process in humans in terms of the EE and EEP concepts. This book also describes the informational entropy theory and equations of Claude Shannon and the six Hershey parameters which trace and mark the lifecycle of corporations. To conclude, this volume uses classical and informational entropy concepts, equations and calculations to explain the birth, evolution, and death of our aging universe, and all of this in relation to the concept of Infinity.