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What entropy means to me

George Alec Effinger

What entropy means to me

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Published by Signet in [New York] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] Geo. Alec Effinger.
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p.
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17577788M
OCLC/WorldCa1069061


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What Entropy Means to Me (wonderful title) is a brief but still delightful cross-genre adventure that operates on many levels beyond its narrative, most notably serving an homage to the art of writing and its ability to influence the world beyond its own pages/5.

"What Entropy Means to Me" was nominated for the Nebula Award, and Effinger ( - ) went on to gain fame for his cyberpunk "Marîd Audran" trilogy. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free /5(7).

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What this book has that Wolfe's major work lacks, however, is bellylaughs. Wolfe used humor, and used it well, but it was a sly sort of humor that usually involved suddenly getting the joke several pages (or chapters, or even weeks) later when you realize what something back there actually meant/5(7).

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What Entropy Means to Me () is one of the more satisfying products of the New Wave science fiction movement of the 60s and 70s that I’ve read. I place it in the pantheon of Malzberg’s Revelations (), Samuel Delany’s Nova (), and Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar ().

Book Download at My Library Book. Advances in Non-Commutative Ring Theory: Proceedings of the Twelfth George H. Hudson Symposium, Held at Plattsburgh, U.S.A., April. Entropy, the measure of a system’s thermal energy per unit temperature that is unavailable for doing useful work. Because work is obtained from ordered molecular motion, the amount of entropy is also a measure of the molecular disorder, or randomness, of a system.

The concept of entropy provides deep insight into the direction of spontaneous. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Editions for What Entropy Means to Me: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ). Nebula Award Finalist Doctor, watch out.

As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new method of defense.

The crimson mass is lunging forward Author: George Alec Effinger. Entropy: A New World View is a non-fiction book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, with an Afterword by Nicholas was first published by Viking Press, New York in (ISBN ).A paperback edition was published by Bantam inin a paperback revised edition, by Bantam Books, in (ISBN ).The revised edition was titled: Entropy: Into the.

Read "What Entropy Means to Me" by George Alec Effinger available from Rakuten Kobo. Nebula Award Finalist Doctor, watch out. As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the Brand: Open Road Media. Define entropy. entropy synonyms, entropy pronunciation, entropy translation, English dictionary definition of entropy.

entropies 1. Symbol S For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work. The units of entropy are JK-1mol-1, which basically means joules of energy per unit heat (in Kelvin) per mol.

For standard entropy, this assumes that the temperature is k, one mole of a specific bond in a compound is being broken down or formed. Get this from a library.

What entropy means to me. [George Alec Effinger] -- Doctor, watch out. As Dore stood by, he saw the Doctor backing slowly into the corner where he would meet his fate. Initially defending himself with a torch, the Doctor searched frantically for a new.

Entropy definition is - a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed thermodynamic system that is also usually considered to be a measure of the system's disorder, that is a property of the system's state, and that varies directly with any reversible change in heat in the system and inversely with the temperature of the system; broadly: the degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system.

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Non-fiction book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, with an Afterword by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. In the book the authors seek to analyse the world's economic and social structures by using the second law of thermodynamics, that is, the law of entropy/5.

Research concerning the relationship between the thermodynamic quantity entropy and the evolution of life began around the turn of the 20th century. InAmerican historian Henry Adams printed and distributed to university libraries and history professors the small volume A Letter to American Teachers of History proposing a theory of history based on the second law of thermodynamics and on.

Entropy definition ata free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Look it up now. View all covers for What Entropy Means to Me (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page) Reviews Review by Theodore Sturgeon () in Galaxy Magazine, November-Decemberreprinted in:Author: George Alec Effinger.

Book Review: What Entropy Means to Me, George Alec Effinger () (Stanislaw Hernandez's cover for the edition) 5/5 (Masterpiece) (*caveats below*) Nominated for the Nebula Award (lost to Asimov's disappointing The Gods Themselves) "She was Our Mother, so she cried.

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Hardcover. Item # ISBN: Inscribed by Effinger on the title page to "Horseclans" author, "For Bob Adams, with best wishes. George Alec Effinger." Very light spots of foxing along the top of the text Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

A book that takes possession of you right from the opening and will not let you go. Challenging and gripping, a rumination on death and memory that speaks eloquently to our sense of loss, both personal and communal.

The writing is exquisite. In the best possible sense, I know this book will haunt me for the longest time. —Christos Tsiolka. That means that a majority of the particles in the system will belong to the state with the highest multiplicity.

Lesson Summary Entropy is one of the consequences of the second law of thermodynamics. Lee "What Entropy Means to Me" por George Alec Effinger disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Nebula Award Finalist Doctor, watch out.

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Effinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in He attended Yale University, where an organic chemistry course disabused him of the notion of becoming a doctor. What Entropy Means to Me is not a rare book, even in non-ex-library copies.

I have one. It may be that the price is still low because the demand is low, but this is not a hard book to obtain. What I have always heard is that it was Zelazny’s Creatures of Light and Darkness which was mistakenly pulped prematurely.

Mar 4, - WTF Sci-Fi Book Covers: What Entropy Means to Me Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Entropy is a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed thermodynamic system that is also usually considered to be a measure of the system's disorder, that is a property of the system's state, and that varies directly with any reversible change.

Entropy is a property of thermodynamical term entropy was introduced by Rudolf Clausius who named it from the Greek word τρoπή, "transformation". He considered transfers of energy as heat and work between bodies of matter, taking temperature into account.

Bodies of radiation are also covered by the same kind of reasoning. More recently, it has been recognized that the quantity. Effinger, George Alec. WHAT ENTROPY MEANS TO ME. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with a prepublication signed inscription by Effinger to Ned Brooks on the front free endpaper: "To Ned / Thanks / Hope you like it!Book Edition: First Edition.

The law of increase in entropy can be restated in the following way: a state is likely to evolve into a state that is more probable. Stated that way, it becomes almost a trivial statement.

The key insight is what is called the "ergodic hypothesi. Entropy. A new website featuring literary & non-literary content.

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Warning. Long answer ahead. The short answer is that they are proportional to each other. Read on for detailed explanation. Before we can define the difference between entropy and information, we need to understand what information is.

Because t. This is my first answer in Quora and, after reading all the answers, I think many people forgot the more “modern” approach of defining entropy which I think, by far, is the most intuitive. And that is, of course, the one introduced by Claude E.

WHAT ENTROPY MEANS TO ME. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Octavo, cloth. Reproduction of book descriptions in whole or in part without Book Edition: First Edition. Instead I will try to use a more intuitive set of variables and include the complete method for calculating the external measure of total entropy.

The total entropy of a clustering is: where: is the set of clusters. H(w) is a single clusters entropy. N_w is the number of points in cluster w. N is the total number of points.

Entropy of a cluster w. I am reading about entropy and am having a hard time conceptualizing what it means in the continuous case. The wiki page states the following: The probability distribution of the events, coupled with the information amount of every event, forms a random variable whose expected value is the average amount of information, or entropy, generated by this distribution.The entropy of a reaction is calculated by comparing the disorder of the products and reactants.

An increase in entropy corresponds to an increase in disorder and a dispersion of energy. An important example of a system with increasing entropy is water boiling to make steam, where the molecules have much more freedom and are more disordered.Grammatical Man is the first book to tell the story of information theory, how it arose with the development of radar during WW2, and how it evolved.

It describes how the laws and discoveries of information theory now support controversial revisions to Darwinian evolution, begin to unravel the mysteries of language, memory and dreams, and stimulate provocative ideas in/5.