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Author Hershey, Daniel.

Title Entropy theory of aging systems : humans, corporations and the universe / Daniel Hershey
Published London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., [2010]
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Contents Two short stories -- Entropy -- Infinity -- God -- Longevity in living systems, theories and speculation -- Energy, entropy, basal metabolism and lifespan -- Entropy and the life process -- On time, longevity and entropy -- Excess entropy (EE) and excess entropy production (EEP) -- Evolving corporate systems: entropy, aging and death -- Entropy and size, structure, stability, senescence -- Informational entropy and Shannon -- The corporate structure -- Understanding the aging corporation -- Hershey Corporate lifecycle assessment and entropy analysis -- The universe and beyond -- Infinity, entropy and the aging universe -- Pressure, volume, temperature, entropy calculations: the beginning, the middle, and the end of the universe
Summary Entropy is a measure of order and disorder. If left alone, aging systems go spontaneously from youthful, low entropy and order to old, high entropy and disorder. This book presents the commonality of entropy principles which govern the birth, maturation, and senescent history of aging humans, corporations, and the universe. Mainly we introduce an entropy theory of aging, based on the non-equilibrium thermodynamic ideas of Ilya Prigogine, leading to the thermodynamic concepts of Excess Entropy (EE) and Excess Entropy Production (EEP). We describe the aging process in humans in terms of the EE and EEP concepts. This book also describes the informational entropy theory and equations of Claude Shannon and the six Hershey parameters which trace and mark the lifecycle of corporations. To conclude, this volume uses classical and informational entropy concepts, equations and calculations to explain the birth, evolution, and death of our aging universe, and all of this in relation to the concept of Infinity
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Subject Entropy.
Nonequilibrium thermodynamics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010278251
ISBN 1848162936 (electronic bk.)
9781848162938 (electronic bk.)