Table of Contents Volume 5, 2003

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Issue 1 (March 2003) pages 1-60

Pedro C. Marijuán 1 and Shu-Kun Lin 2,3
1 Fundación CIRCE, CPS-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50018, Spain.
E-mail: marijuan@posta.unizar.es
2 Molecules Editorial Office, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, Shandong Province, China.
Tel. & fax ++86 532 203 1522 (office) , Tel. ++86 532 203 1860 (office direct), Tel. ++86 532 590 6113 (private)
E-mail: linsk@ouc.edu.cn
3 Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Matthaeusstrasse 11, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland.
E-mail: lin@mdpi.org
Editorial: Papers from the Foundations of Information Science 2002 (FIS 2002)
Entropy 2003, 5[1], 1-2 (Full text in PDF form, 85 K)

Juan G. Roederer 1,2,*
1 Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK 99775-7320, USA.
E-mail: jgr@gi.alaska.edu
2 The Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
* Permanent address Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK 99775-7320, USA.
E-mail: jgr@gi.alaska.edu
On the Concept of Information and Its Role in Nature
Entropy 2003, 5[1], 3-33 (Full text in PDF form, 1293 K)

Christian Fuchs
Institute of Design and Technology Assessment, Vienna, University of Technology, Favoritenstr. 9-11, A-1040 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail: christian@igw.tuwien.ac.at
The Role of the Individual in the Social Information Process
Entropy 2003, 5[1], 34-60 (Full text in PDF form, 329 K)

Issue 2 (June 2003) pages 61-251

Josip Stepanic Jr.1,*, Igor Bertovic2, Josip Kasac3
1 Department of Quality, Faculty of Mech. Eng. and Naval Arch., University of Zagreb, I. Lucica 1, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, P.O.Box 331, HR - 10002, Zagreb, Croatia
3 Department of Control Engineering, Faculty of Mech. Eng. and Naval Arch., University of Zagreb, I. Lucica 1, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: josip.j.stepanic@fsb.hr
Mediated Character of Economic Interactions
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 61-75 (Full text in PDF form, 257 K; Full text in HTML form)

Abir U. Igamberdiev
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada
Tel.: +1 204 474 6064, Fax: +1 204 474 7528, E-mail: igamberd@cc.umanitoba.ca
Living Systems are Dynamically Stable by Computing Themselves at the Quantum Level
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 76-87 (Full text in PDF form, 211 K)

Soren Brier
Dept. of Economics and Natural Resources, Rolighedsvej 23, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
E-mail: sbr@kvl.dk, URL: http://www.flec.kvl.dk/personalprofile.asp?id=sbr&p=engelsk
Information Seen as Part of the Development of Living Intelligence: the Five-Leveled Cybersemiotic Framework for FIS
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 88-99 (Full text in PDF form, 228 K)

John Collier
Philosophy, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa. E-mail: collierj@nu.ac.za
Hierarchical Dynamical Information Systems With a Focus on Biology
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 100-124 (Full text in PDF form, 264 K)

Luciano Floridi
Dipartimento di Scienze Filosofiche, Universitá degli Studi di Bari; Faculty of Philosophy, Sub-Faculty of Computation, Information Ethics Group, Oxford University.
Address for correspondence: Wolfson College, OX2 6UD, Oxford, UK.
E-mail: luciano.floridi@philosophy.oxford.ac.uk
From Data to Semantic Information
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 125-145 (Full text in PDF form, 295 K)

Mark Burgin
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90095. E-mail: mburgin@math.ucla.edu
Information Theory: a Multifaceted Model of Information
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 146-160 (Full text in PDF form, 237 K)

Karl Javorszky
Landhausgasse 4/23, A-1010 Wien, Austria. E-mail: javorszky@eunet.at
Information Processing in Auto-regulated Systems
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 161-192 (Full text in pdf form, 431 K)

Christophe Menant
Bordeaux France. E-mail: crmenant@free.fr
Information and Meaning
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 193-204 (Full text in PDF form, 229 K)

José A. Bea 1 and Pedro C. Marijuán 2
1 Mechanical Engineering Department, CPS-University of Zaragoza; María de Luna, 3. E 50018, Zaragoza, Spain. E-mail: jabea@posta.unizar.es
2 Fundación CIRCE, CPS-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50018, Spain.
E-mail: marijuan@posta.unizar.es
The Informational Patterns of Laughter
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 205-213 (Full text in PDF form, 321 K)

Pedro C. Marijuán
Fundación CIRCE, CPS-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50018, Spain.
E-mail: marijuan@posta.unizar.es
Foundations of Information Science: Selected papers from FIS 2002
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 214-219 (Full text in PDF form, 154 K)

Qiuping A. Wang
Institut Supérieur des Matériaux du Mans, 44, Avenue F.A. Bartholdi, 72000 Le Mans, France
E-mail: awang@ismans.univ-lemans.fr
Extensive Generalization of Statistical Mechanics Based on Incomplete Information Theory
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 220-232 (Full text in PDF form, 283 K)

Hasan Akin
Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Harran University; 63100, Sanliurfa, Turkey. E-mail: akinhasan@harran.edu.tr
On the Measure Entropy of Additive Cellular Automata foo
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 233-238 (Full text in PDF form, 308 K)

F. Quarati1,* and P. Quarati2
1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Cagliari, I-09042 Monserrato, Italy
E-mail: francesco.quarati@ca.infn.it
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Torino, Italy, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Cagliari, I-09042 Monserrato, Italy
E-mail: piero.quarati@polito.it
* Present address: Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Phase Space Cell in Nonextensive Classical Systems
Entropy 2003, 5[2], 239-251 (Full text in PDF form, 302 K)

Issue 3 (September 2003) pages 252-312

Christopher G. Jesudason
Chemistry Department, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W. Malaysia
Tel: (03)-7967-4270, Fax: (03)-7967-4193, E-mail: jesu@um.edu.my
Some Consequences of an Analysis of the Kelvin-Clausius Entropy Formulation Based on Traditional Axiomatics
Entropy 2003, 5[3], 252-270 (Full text in PDF form, 250 K)

Michel Petitjean
ITODYS (CNRS-Université Paris 7, UMR 7086), 1 rue Guy de la Brosse, 75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (1) 4427 4857, Fax: +33 (1) 4427 6814, E-mail: petitjean@itodys.jussieu.fr
Chirality and Symmetry Measures: A Transdisciplinary Review
Entropy 2003, 5[3], 271-312 (Full text in PDF form, 326 K; Postscript, 373 K)

Issue 4 (December 2003) pages 313-356

Edward Jiménez1,2,3
1Experimental Economics, Todo1 Services Inc, Miami Fl 33126
2GATE, UMR 5824 CNRS - France
3Research and Development Department, Petroecuador, Quito-Ecuador
E-mail: ejimenezecu@yahoo.com
Present address: Paul Rivet y 6 de Diciembre (Edif EL PINAR), Quito-Ecuador
Quantum Games: Mixed Strategy Nash's Equilibrium Represents Minimum Entropy
Entropy 2003, 5[4], 313-347 (Full text in PDF form, 522 K)

Azzedine Abbaci
Faculté des Sciences, Département de Chimie, Université Badji Mokhtar, B.P.12, El-Hadjar, Annaba (23200), Algeria
Phone +213-38-87-67-65, Fax +213-38-87-67-65, E-mail: Abbaci_a2002@yahoo.fr
Behavior of the Thermodynamic Properties of Binary Mixtures near the Critical Azeotrope
Entropy 2003, 5[4], 348-356 (Full text in PDF form, 253 K)

Issue 5 (December 2003) pages 357-530
Special Issue: Entropy Generation in Thermal Systems and Processes

Guest Editor: Ibrahim Dincer
School of Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology,
2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada.
Tel: 905-721-3111 (Ex: 2573), Fax: 905-721-3140, E-mail: Ibrahim.Dincer@uoit.ca
Editorial: Special Issue on Entropy Generation in Thermal Systems and Processes
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 357. (Full text in PDF form, 7 K)

Shohel Mahmud1 and Roydon Andrew Fraser2
1,2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Tel. +1 519 888 4567; Fax +1 519 888 6197; E-mail: 1 smahmud@uwaterloo.ca , 2 rafraser@uwaterloo.ca
Free Convection and Irreversibility Analysis inside a Circular Porous Enclosure
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 358-365 (Full text in PDF form, 386 K)

Shohel Mahmud1 and Roydon Andrew Fraser2
1,2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Tel. +1 519 888 4567; Fax +1 519 888 6197; E-mail: 1 smahmud@uwaterloo.ca , 2 rafraser@uwaterloo.ca
Vibrational Effect on Entropy Generation in a Square Porous Cavity
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 366-376 (Full text in PDF form, 140 K)

Sudhir Kumar Tyagi1, Subhash Chandra Kaushik2,* and Vivek Tiwari3
1,2,3 Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi-110016, India.
Tel (011) 2659 1253; Fax (011)2658 1121; E-mail: 1 sudhirtyagi@yahoo.com , 2 kaushiksc@hotmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed
Ecological Optimization and Parametric Study of an Irreversible Regenerative Modified Brayton Cycle with Isothermal Heat Addition
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 377-390 (Full text in PDF form, 77 K)

Iyad Talal Al-Zaharnah
Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: iyadtz@kfupm.edu.sa; tel: +96638604946; fax: +96638602949
Entropy Analysis in Pipe Flow Subjected to External Heating
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 391-403 (Full text in PDF form, 595 K)

Ahmet Z. Sahin and Rached Ben-Mansour
Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: azsahin@kfupm.edu.sa
Entropy Generation in Laminar Fluid Flow through a Circular Pipe
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 404-416 (Full text in PDF form, 454 K)

Xianguo Li and Meishen Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada.
Tel: 1-519-888-4567 ext. 6843; Fax: 1-519-888-6197
E-mail: x6li@uwaterloo.ca
URL: http://www.me.uwaterloo/~x6li
Droplet Size Distribution in Sprays Based on Maximization of Entropy Generation
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 417-431 (Full text in PDF form, 318 K)

Xue-min Ye
Department of Power Engineering, P. O. Box29, North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), Qingnian Road 204, Baoding, Hebei, 071003, P. R. China.
Tel: 86-312-7522494, Fax: 86-312-7522713, E-mail: yeahxuemin@yahoo.com.cn
Reduced Exergy Method for Heat-Electricity Cost Allocation in Combined Heat and Power Plants
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 432-443 (Full text in PDF form, 586 K)

Feng Wu1, Chih Wu2, Fangzhong Guo3, Qing Li4 and Lingen Chen5
1 Department of Physics, Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology, Wuhan, 430073, China.
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402, U.S.A.
Tel. +1 410-293-6512; Fax +1-410-293-2591; E-mail: wu@usna.edu
3 School of Energy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China.
4 Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, BeiJing 100080, China.
5 Faculty 306, Naval academy of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, China.
Optimization of a Thermoacoustic Engine with a Complex Heat Transfer Exponent
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 444-451 (Full text in PDF form, 151 K)

Juan Carlos Moreno1, Javier Cañada2 and José Vincente Boscà3
1,3 Applied Physics Department
2 Applied Thermodynamics Department
Universidad Politénica de Valencia; Cno.de Vera s/n 46071 Valencia (Spain)
1 Fax: (34) 963877329
E-mail: 1 jcmestev@fis.upv.es; 2 canada@ter.upv.es; 3 jvbosca@fis.upv.es
Statistical and Physical Analysis of the External Factors Perturbation on Solar Radiation Exergy
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 452-466 (Full text in PDF form, 202 K)

Yagoub Nassar Al-Nassar
Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, P.O. Box 1876, Dhahran 31261, KSA. E-mail: ynassar@kfupm.edu.sa
Convective Heating of Solid Surface: Entropy Generation Due to Temperature Field and Thermal Displacement
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 467-481 (Full text in PDF form, 440 K)

Antun Galovic1, Zdravko Virag2 and Marija Zivic3
1,2University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, I. Lucica 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
3University of Osijek, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Trg I. B. Mazuranic 18, 35000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
E-mail: 1 antun.galovic@fsb.hr; 2 zdravko.virag@fsb.hr; 3 marija.zivic@sfsb.hr
Analytical Entropy Analysis of Recuperative Heat Exchangers
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 482-495 (Full text in PDF form, 310 K)

Latife Berrin Erbay1, Zekeriya Altaç2 and Birsen Sülüs3
1,2,3 Osmangazi University, School of Engineering and Architecture, 26480 Batÿ Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey
Tel: 90 222 239 10 74; Fax: +90 222 229 05 35; E-mail: 1 lberbay@ogu.edu.tr; 2 zaltac@ogu.edu.tr; 3 bsulus@ogu.edu.tr
An Analysis of The Entropy Generation in a Square Enclosure
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 496-505 (Full text in PDF form, 301 K)

Latife Berrin Erbay1, Mehmet S. Ercan2, Birsen Sülüs3 and M. Murat Yalçÿn4
1 Osmangazi University, School of Engineering and Architecture, 26480 Batÿ Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Tel: +90 222 239 1074 - 3366; Fax: +90 222 229 05 35, E-mail: lberbay@ogu.edu.tr
2 Ford - Otosan Ïnönü Plant, 26140 Eskisehir, Turkey.
E-mail: mercan@ford.com.tr
3 Osmangazi University, School of Engineering and Architecture, 26480 Batÿ Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Tel: +90 222 239 1074 - 3374; Fax: +90 222 229 05 35, E-mail: bsulus@ogu.edu.tr
4 TEI-TUSAS Engine Industries, Inc. Çevre Yolu 162 26003, Eskisehir, Turkey.
E-mail: murat.yalcin@tei-tr.com
Entropy Generation During Fluid Flow Between Two Parallel Plates With Moving Bottom Plate
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 506-518 (Full text in PDF form, 328 k)

Tong Zheng1, Lingen Chen2,*, Fengrui Sun3 and Chih Wu4
1,2,3 Faculty 306, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, P. R. China.
4 Mechanical Engineering Department, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD21402, USA.
1Fax: 0086-27-83638709; E-mail: lgchenna@public.wh.hb.cn or lingenchen@hotmail.com
*To whom all correspondence should be addressed.
Effect of Heat Leak and Finite Thermal Capacity on the Optimal Configuration of a Two-Heat-Reservoir Heat Engine for Another Linear Heat Transfer Law
Entropy 2003, 5[5], 519-530 (Full text in PDF form, 190 K)


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