Entropy
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In statistical mechanics, entropy is an extensive property of a thermodynamic system. It is closely related to the number Template:Math of microscopic configurations (known as microstates) that are consistent with the macroscopic quantities that characterize the system (such as its volume, pressure and temperature). Entropy expresses the number Template:Math of different configurations that a system defined by macroscopic variables could assume.
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See also
- Autocatalytic reactions and order creation
- Brownian ratchet
- Clausiusâ€“Duhem inequality
- Configuration entropy
- Departure function
- Enthalpy
- Entropic force
- Entropic value at risk
- Entropy (information theory)
- Entropy (computing)
- Entropy and life
- Entropy (order and disorder)
- Entropy rate
- Entropy production
- Extropy
- Geometrical frustration
- Harmonic entropy
- Heat death of the universe
- Info-metrics
- Laws of thermodynamics
- Multiplicity function
- Negentropy (negative entropy)
- Orders of magnitude (entropy)
- Phase space
- Principle of maximum entropy
- Stirling's formula
- Thermodynamic databases for pure substances
- Thermodynamic potential
- Thermodynamic equilibrium
- Wavelet entropy
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