09 March 2008

latent entropy

we remember the preuniversity classes on latent heat of fusion of ice. it is the heat needed to convert ice at zero degrees to water at zero degree. i was trying understand the relation between the information entropy and the entropy of physical systems. there is a similar concept and i stole the preuniversity term to attach it to entropy: latent entropy.

latent entropy of a system is the microscopic Shanon information required to define a system completely defined by systems macroscopic variables.

i will think about this and write more when i understand more.

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