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30  References

Thanks to Carl Mungan for many helpful discussions.

1.
John Denker,
“Introduction to Probability”
www.av8n.com/physics/probability-intro.htm

2.
John Denker “Gas Laws”
www.av8n.com/physics/gas-laws.htm

3.
John Denker,
“Partial Derivatives – Pictorial Representation” www.av8n.com/physics/partial-derivative.htm.

4.
John Denker, “Thermodynamics and Differential Forms”
www.av8n.com/physics/thermo-forms.htm

5.
C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne, and J.A. Wheeler,
Gravitation (W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, CA, 1973).

6.
John Denker,
“Conservative Flow and the Continuity of World-Lines”
www.av8n.com/physics/conservation-continuity.htm

7.
John Denker,
“Welcome to Spacetime”
www.av8n.com/physics/spacetime-welcome.htm

8.
Feynman, Leighton, and Sands,
The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Volume I Chapter 4 deals with fundamental notions of conservation of energy, including the celebrated parable of Dennis and the blocks. Figure 44-8 on page 44-8 of Volume I illustrates heat engines in series. Chapter 46 (“Ratchet and Pawl”) discusses fluctuations.

9.
John Denker,
“The Black-Box Approach”
www.av8n.com/physics/black-box.htm

10.
John Denker,
“Position, Displacement, Velocity, Momentum, Energy, and Mass in Spacetime”
www.av8n.com/physics/spacetime-momentum.htm

11.
James Prescott Joule,
“On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity”
Philosophical Magazine, 19, 260 (October, 1841).
Also in Scientific Papers 65.

12.
Nina Byers,
“E. Noether’s Discovery of the Deep Connection Between Symmetries and Conservation Laws”
https://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/9807044

13.
John Denker, “The Twelve-Coins Puzzle”
www.av8n.com/physics/twelve-coins.htm

14.
Ludwig Boltzmann,
“Über die Mechanische Bedeutung des Zweiten Hauptsatzes der Wärmetheorie”
Wiener Berichte 53 195–220 (1866).

15.
Ludwig Boltzmann,
Vorlesungen über Gastheorie 2 vol.
J.A. Barth, Leipzig (1896 and 1898).

16.
J W Gibbs,
Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics
Ox Bow Press, 1902.

17.
Claude Shannon, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”
Bell System Technical Journal (1948).

18.
John Denker,
“Kinetic Energy, Work, Momentum, Force times Time, and Force dot Distance”
www.av8n.com/physics/kinetic-energy.htm

19.
John Denker,
“Heat Capacity at a Phase Transition”
www.av8n.com/physics/phase-transition-heat.htm

20.
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/gltrv10h.htm

21.
Feynman, The Character of Physical Law.

22.
John Denker,
“spreadsheet to demonstrate state functions and out-of-state functions” out-of-state.xls

23.
John Denker,
“Visualizing Non-Conservative Fields and Ungrady One-Forms”
www.av8n.com/physics/non-grady.htm

24.
John Denker,
“spreadsheet for plotting Carnot cycles” ../carnot-plot.xls

25.
John Denker,
“Entropy – Increased by Stirring, Decreased by Observation”
www.av8n.com/physics/entropy-sim.htm

26.
John Denker, “Dimensionless Units”
www.av8n.com/physics/dimensionless-units.htm

27.
John Denker, “Negative Temperatures”
www.av8n.com/physics/neg-temp.htm

28.
Feynman, Statistical Mechanics: A Set of Lectures
ISBN 0201360764

29.
Sadi Carnot, Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance (1824).

30.
Benjamin Thompson
“Heat is a Form of Motion: An Experiment in Boring Cannon”
Philosophical Transactions 88 (1798).
http://www.chemteam.info/Chem-History/Rumford-1798.html

31.
B. A. Sherwood and W. H. Bernard,
“Work and heat transfer in the presence of sliding friction”
Am. J. Phys 52(11) (1984).

32.
John Denker,
“Energy Flow – Principle of Virtual Work”
www.av8n.com/physics/isothermal-pressure.htm

33.
E.T. Jayne, “The Gibbs Paradox”,
in Smith, Erickson & Neudorfer (eds),
Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods (1992).

34.
D. Liu, M. Yue, J. Zhang, T.M. McQueen, J.W. Lynn, X. Wang, Y. Chen, J. Li, R.J. Cava, X. Liu, Z. Altounian and Q. Huang,
“Origin and tuning of the magnetocaloric effect for the magnetic refrigerant MnFe(P1-xGex)”
Physical Review B79, 014435 (2009).
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2009_0127.htm

35.
John Denker,
“Wave Packets, Thermal or Otherwise”
www.av8n.com/physics/thermal-wave-packet.htm

36.
Rolf Landauer,
“Irreversibility and Heat Generation in the Computing Process”
IBM J. Res. Dev. 5, 183 (1961).
http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/rd/441/landauerii.pdf

37.
Charles H. Bennett,
“The thermodynamics of computation – a review”
International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 21 (12), 905–940 (December 1982).

38.
Michael Baer,
“A simple countable infinite-entropy distribution”
http://www.math.utah.edu/~erin/32103/HW25Solutions.pdf

39.
Thomas A. Moore and Daniel V. Schroeder,
“A different approach to introducing statistical mechanics”
http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v65/i1/p26_s1
http://physics.weber.edu/schroeder/statmech.pdf

40.
John Denker,
“Spreadsheet to calculate energy, entropy, and temperature”
./ds-de-temperature.gnumeric (my version)
./ds-de-temperature.xls (should work, but may require fiddling, depending on your system details)

41.
David L. Goodstein,
States of Matter (1975).
Republished by Dover (2002).

42.
John Denker, “The Evil of Axes”
www.av8n.com/physics/axes.htm

43.
John Denker, “How a Battery Works”
www.av8n.com/physics/battery.htm

44.
R. K. P. Zia, Edward F. Redish, and Susan R. McKay,
“Making Sense of the Legendre Transform”
American Journal of Physics 77 (7) 614 (2009).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3119512
http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.1147

45.
John Denker, “Weird Terminology”
www.av8n.com/physics/weird-terminology.htm

46.
Robert A. Alberty,
“Use of Legendre Transforms in Chemical Thermodynamics”
(IUPAC Technical Report) Pure Appl. Chem., 73 8, pp. 1349 – 1380 (2001).
http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2001/pdf/7308x1349.pdf

47.
Carl E. Mungan,
“Irreversible adiabatic compression of an ideal gas”
http://usna.edu/Users/physics/mungan/Publications/TPT4.pdf

48.
Wikipedia entry: “Functional (mathematics)”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_(mathematics)

49.
Kittel and Kroemer,
Thermal Physics (1980).
This is far and away the most sensible thermo book I’ve seen.

50.
Seth Lloyd,
“Use of mutual information to decrease entropy: Implications for the second law of thermodynamics”
Phys. Rev. A 39, 5378–5386 (1989).

51.
Wojciech Hubert Zurek,
“Maxwell’s Demon, Szilard’s Engine and Quantum Measurements”
http://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0301076

52.
Koji Maruyam, Franco Nori, and Vlatko Vedral,
“The Physics of Maxwell’s demon and information”
Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1 (2009).
http://arxiv.org/abs/0707.3400

53.
John Denker, “Introduction to Scaling Laws”
www.av8n.com/physics/scaling.htm

54.
John Denker, “Quantum Harmonic Oscillator”
www.av8n.com/physics/oscillator.htm

55.
John Denker,
“Stirling’s Approximation(s) for Factorials”
www.av8n.com/physics/stirling-factorial.htm

56.
W.R. Salzman,
“Integrals Useful in the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases”
http://www.chem.arizona.edu/~salzmanr/480a/480ants/integral/integral.html

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