Theory of the Transmission and Processing of Information by a vitushkin

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Recently, usage of “spreading of energy” as a metaphor for entropy seems to be in vogue. As we shall see throughout the book, both disorder and the spreading metaphors have some merits in describing what goes on in the system. However, none can be used to define or even to describe precisely what entropy is. It seems to me that there exists some confusion in the literature, between a description of what happens in a spontaneous process on the one hand, and the meaning of entropy on the other hand.

Fig. 7 to make sure we did not miss any possible result and that we did not count any specific result more than once. When we choose the sum of the outcome we do not care about the specific number on a specific die. All we care about is that the sum of the outcomes will be a number between 2 and 12. For instance, the event: “the sum of the outcomes is 4” does not specify which number is on which die. In order to obtain this event we need to collect all the outcomes in Fig. 7 into groups. In each group the sum of the outcomes is the same.

5 The unfair dice. and it showed a blue face. The child was disappointed. I asked him why he chose yellow. He hesitated to answer and said that he did not get the question, and that he did not know why he chose that color. The experiment was repeated with the same die (a). This time the boy chose blue. I asked why he chose blue. His immediate reply was that yellow was not good and July 7, 2010 12:46 SPI-B945 9in x 8in b945-ch02 All You Need to Know but Never Dared 27 that it failed to deliver the prize.

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