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A Concise Introduction to Entropy

Author(s): Veronika Poor

Journal: Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems
ISSN 1334-4684

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 72;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: thermodynamics | entropy | extropy

The Clausian introduction of entropy is based on an unnecessary restriction, namely that diminishing circle integral leads to a unique state variable. Eliminating that restriction a family of entropy-like function is introduced. After we have chosen one, called extropy, which has better properties as the well known entropy.
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