Table of Contents Volume 6, 2004

Entropy ISSN 1099-4300, CODEN: ENTRFG, published online quarterly

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Issue 1 (March 2004) pages 1-232
Special Issue: Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Guest Editors: Alexey V. Nikulov and Daniel P. Sheehan
1 Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432 Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russia.
2 Department of Physics, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, 92110, USA.
Editorial: The Second Law Mystique
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 1-10 (Full text in PDF form, 39 K)

Craig Callender
Department of Philosophy, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
A Collision Between Dynamics and Thermodynamics
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 11-20 (Full text in PDF form, 148 K)

Todd L. Duncan1 and Jack S. Semura2
1 Center for Science Education, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA. Tel. (503) 805-7860; E-mail:
2 Department of Physics, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA. Tel. (503) 725-4229; E-mail:
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 21-29 (Full text in PDF form, 193 K)

Armen E. Allahverdyan1,2,a, Roger Balian3,b and Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen1,c
1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Valckenierstraat 65, 1018 XE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2 Yerevan Physics Institute, Alikhanian Brothers St. 2, Yerevan 375036, Armenia.
3 PhT, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France.
Thomson's formulation of the second law for macroscopic and finite work sources
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 30-37 (Full text in PDF form, 140 K)

Lyndsay G.M. Gordon
11 Guildford Tce., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand. E-mail:
The Decrease in Entropy via Fluctuations
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 38-49 (Full text in PDF form, 76 K)

Bruno Crosignani1,2, Paolo Di Porto2 and Claudio Conti3
1 Department of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá dell'Aquila, 67010 L'Aquila, Italy
and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Universitá di Roma "La Sapienza", 00185 Roma, Italy.
3 Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Universitá Roma Tre, 00146 Roma, Italy.
The adiabatic piston: a perpetuum mobile in the mesoscopic realm
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 50-56 (Full text in PDF form, 271 K)

Jirí Bok and Vladislav Cápek
Institute of Physics of Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, CZ-121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic.
Tel.+420-221 911 338, Fax +420-224 922 797. E-mail:
Langevin approach to the Porto system
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 57-67 (Full text in PDF form, 599 K)

Jorge Berger
Physics Unit, ORT Braude College, P. O. Box 78, 21982 Karmiel, Israel
and Department of Physics,Technion, 32000 Haifa, Israel. Fax 972 4 985 7777, E-mail:
From Randomness to Order
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 68-75 (Full text in PDF form, 183 K)

Jack Denur
Electric & Gas Technology, Inc. 13636 Neutron Road, Dallas, Texas 75244-4410.
E-mail:, or
Modified Feynman ratchet with velocity-dependent fluctuations
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 76-86 (Full text in PDF form [needs Acrobat Reader 5], 245 K)

Lyndsay G.M. Gordon
11 Guildford Tce., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand. E-mail:
A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 87-95 (Full text in PDF form, 38 K)

Lyndsay G.M. Gordon
11 Guildford Tce., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand. E-mail:
Smoluchowski's Trapdoor
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 96-101 (Full text in PDF form, 28 K)

Michael Devereux
Los Alamos Economic Development Corporation, 127 Eastgate Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA.
(505) 455-2934, E-mail:
A Modified Szilard's Engine: Measurement, Information, and Maxwell's Demon
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 102-115 (Full text in PDF form, 100 K)

Peter Keefe
Keefe and Associates, 24405 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe, MI 48021 USA.
Second Law Violation By Magneto-Caloric Effect Adiabatic Phase Transition of Type I Superconductive Particles
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 116-127 (Full text in PDF form, 175 K)

Raji Heyrovská
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Dolejskova 3, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 286581418, Fax: +420 286582307, E-mail:, URL:
A Concise Equation of State for Aqueous Solutions of Electrolytes Incorporating Thermodynamic Laws and Entropy
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 128-132 (Full text in PDF form, 74 K)

Hiroaki Yamada
Department of Material Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, Ikarashi 2-Nocho 8050, Niigata 950-2181, Japan.1
Tel: +81-25-267-1941; E-mail: 1 Present address: Aoyama 5-7-14-205, Niigata 950-2002, Japan.
Delocalization and Sensitivity of Quantum Wavepacket in Coherently Perturbed Kicked Anderson Model
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 133-152 (Full text in PDF form, 968 K)

Sergio De Filippo and Filippo Maimone
Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello", Universitá di Salerno, INFM UdR Salerno, INFN Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo Collegato di Salerno, Via S.Allende, I-84081 Baronissi (SA), Italy.
Tel: +39 089 965 229, Fax: +39 089 965 275, E-mail:
Entropic localization in non-unitary Newtonian gravity
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 153-157 (Full text in PDF form, 110 K)

Dieter H.E. Gross
Hahn-Meitner Institute and Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik. Glienickerstr. 100, 14109 Berlin, Germany. E-mail:
A New Thermodynamics from Nuclei to Stars
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 158-179 (Full text in PDF form, 423 K)

Rémi Léandre1,2
1 Maphysto, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
2 Institut Elie Cartan, Faculté des Sciences, Université Henri Poincaré 54000, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.
Markov Property and Operads
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 180-215 (Full text in PDF form, 260 K)

Jirí.J. Mares, Václav Spicka, Jozef Kristofik and Pavel Hubik
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Cukrovarnická 10, 162 53 Prague 6, Czech Republic.
On Expansion of a Spherical Enclosure Bathed in Zero-Point Radiation
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 216-222 (Full text in PDF form, 261 K)

Alexei V. Melkikh
Ural state technical university, Molecular physics chair, 19 Mira St., 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Internal Structure of Elementary Particle and Possible Deterministic Mechanism of Biological Evolution
Entropy 2004, 6[1], 223-232 (Full text in PDF form, 153 K)

Issue 2 (March 2004) pages 233-261

Rudolf N. Kuklin
A.N. Frumkin Institute of electrochemistry, RAS, 117071, Moscow, Russia.
The Stability Limits of the Surface Phases at the Polarized Interface of a Liquid Electrode with an Electrolyte Solution
Entropy 2004, 6[2], 233-243 (Full text in PDF form, 125 K)

Sudhir Kumar Tyagi1,2,3, Yinghui Zhou1 and Jincan Chen1,*
1 Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, People's Republic of China.
2 Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi New Delhi 110016, India.
3 E-mail:
*The corresponding author Tel: +86-592-218-9426, Fax: +86-592-218-9426, E-mail:
Optimum Criteria on the Performance of an Irreversible Braysson Heat Engine Based on the new Thermoeconomic Approach
Entropy 2004, 6[2], 244-256 (Full text in PDF form, 103 K)

Bünyamin Aydin
Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey. Tel: 90-346-2191010 -(1890), Fax:90-346-2191224, E-mail:
Statistical Convergent Topological Sequence Entropy Maps of the Circle
Entropy 2004, 6[2], 257-261 (Full text in PDF form, 190 K)

Issue 3 (June 2004) pages 262-363

Robert M. Kiehn
Physics Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004 USA.
Entropy Production and Irreversible Processes -from the perspective of continuous topological evolution.
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 262-292 (Full text in PDF form, 352 K)

Mohammed Q. Al-Odat1, Rebhi A. Damseh2 and Moh'd A. Al-Nimr3
1 Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University, P.O. Box 340558 Amman 11134 Jordan.
Tel: +9626-4892345; Fax: +9626-4892345; E-mail:
2 Mechanical Engineering Department, Al-Husn University College Al-Balqa Applied University, Irbid-Jordan.
3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid-Jordan.
Effect of Magnetic Field on Entropy Generation Due to Laminar Forced Convection Past a Horizontal Flat Plate
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 293-303 (Full text in PDF form, 193 K)

Bekir Sami Yilbas1, Muhammet Yürüsoy2 and Mehmet Pakdemirli3
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P.O. Box 1913, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Tel. +966 3 860 4481; Fax +966 3 860 2949; E-mail:
2 Technical Education Faculty, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey. E-mail:
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P.O. Box 805, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Tel. +966 3 860 1747; Fax +966 3 860 2949; E-mail:
Entropy Analysis for Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Annular Pipe: Constant Viscosity Case
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 304-315 (Full text in PDF form, 248 K)

Lingen Chen1,*, Tong Zheng1, Fengrui Sun1 and Chih Wu2
1 Faculty 306, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, P.R. China.
2 Mechanical Engineering Department, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD21402, USA.
* To whom all correspondence should be addressed:
E-mail: or:
Tel: 0086-27-83615046, Fax: 0086-27-83638709
Optimal Cooling Load and COP Relationship of a Four-Heat-Reservoir Endoreversible Absorption Refrigeration Cycle
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 316-326 (Full text in PDF form, 83 K)

Stanley N. Salthe
Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, New York, USA.
Tel. 607-467-2623, E-mail:, URL:
42 Laurel Bank Avenue, Deposit, New York 13754.
Letter to the Editor: The Spontaneous Origin of New Levels in a Scalar Hierarchy
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 327-343 (Full text in PDF form, 56 K)

Iyad Talal Al-Zaharnah1 and Bekir Sami Yilbas2
1 Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail:; Tel: +96638604946; Fax: +96638602949
2 Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail:; Tel: +96638604481; Fax: +96638602949
Thermal Analysis in Pipe Flow: Influence of Variable Viscosity on Entropy Generation
Entropy 2004, 6[3], 344-363 (Full text in PDF form, 256 K)

Issue 4 (September 2004) pages 364-387

Takuya Yamano
Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University,
2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan.
On a simple derivation of a family of nonextensive entropies from information content
Entropy 2004, 6[4], 364-374 (Full text in PDF form, 120 K)

Ed J. Walsha,*, Mark R.D. Daviesa and Donald M. McEligotb,c
a Stokes Research Institute, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick, Plassey Technological Park, Limerick, Ireland.
* E-mail:, Tel. +353 61 213181; Fax +353 61 202393
b University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.
cIdaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, P.O.Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3885, USA.
On The Use of Entropy to Predict Boundary Layer Stability
Entropy 2004, 6[4], 375-387 (Full text in PDF form, 64 K)

Issue 5 (December 2004) pages 388-426

Marcin J. Schroeder
Akita International University, 193-2 Okutsubakidai, Yuwa-machi, 010-1211 Akita, Japan.
An Alternative to Entropy in the Measurement of Information
Entropy 2004, 6[5], 388-412 (Full text in PDF form, 139 K)

Osamah Haddad1,2, Mohammad Abuzaid1, Mohammad Al-Nimr1
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan.
2 The corresponding author E-mail: (O.M. Haddad)
Entropy Generation Due to Laminar Incompressible Forced Convection Flow Through Parallel-Plates Microchannel
Entropy 2004, 6[5], 413-426 (Full text in PDF form, 267 K)

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