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I Books on Maxwell's demon?

  1. Sep 29, 2015 #1
    Can anyone recommend any good reading on Maxwell's demon? I'm mostly looking for things at the undergraduate level, but I don't mind something less rigorous or more advanced.

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  3. Sep 29, 2015 #2


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    If you're serious about understanding this topic in depth, you'll have to spend some quality time with a statistical mechanics and thermodynamics textbook

    If you're not up for that there's a LOT available online on this topic. Google will find you some good sources - look especially for course notes from various college-level classes. Try reading these and then if you have more specific questions come back and ask them here.
  4. Nov 10, 2016 #3
    Maxwell's Demon by Hans Christian von Baeyer 1998
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