New Book Aims to Prove that Entropy is Not Associated with Time

Arieh Ben-Naim proves in his recent book that many people were misled by popular science books which propagate all kinds of unfounded ideas about entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. His book titled “TIME'S ARROW (?): The Timeless Nature of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics” (published by Lulu) presents a clear and unequivocal proof that neither entropy nor the second law are related to time, contrary to the prevailing misconceptions.

According to the author, the book is unique in the following senses: first, it provides three different, but equivalent definitions of entropy; second, it provides a simple, valid and proven interpretation of entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics based on Shannon’s Measure of Information; and third, he considers that it is the only book that proves that entropy is not a function of time. Moreover, the book also shows that Rudolf Clausius, German physicist and mathematician, had overgeneralized when he formulated the second law, and that Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist and philosopher, misinterpreted his own H-Theorem.

“[The book] sends a clear cut message about the exact definition of Entropy and its properties,” says the author. “This message is in sharp contrast to those perpetrated in the literatures.”

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“TIME'S ARROW (?): The Timeless Nature of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics”
By Arieh Ben-Naim
Softcover | 6x9 in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781483486864
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Arieh Ben-Naim was born in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 11, 1934. He studied chemistry, physics and mathematics in the Hebrew University. He did his doctorate thesis on the “Entropy of Solvation of Inert Gases in Water.” He also did research on the theory of water and aqueous solutions. He wrote several books on entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Now, he is emeritus professor of physical chemistry at the Hebrew University.

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