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From shannon's entropy to thermodynamics

  1. Apr 13, 2009 #1
    i am trying to figure out the relationship between shannon's entropy and boltzmann's s=kInw.

    can anyone help me?
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2009 #2

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    Shannon=sum(-plnp)

    Set p=constant (all possibilities are equal) and you get the microcanonical ensemble where all microstates consistent with the total energy are equally possible.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 #3
    Thank you!
     
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