## Entropy vs Nat - What's the difference?
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## entropy## English## Noun(wikipedia entropy)
thermodynamic entropy . A measure of the amount of energy in a physical system that cannot be used to do work. *The thermodynamic free energy is the amount of work that a thermodynamic system can perform; it is the internal energy of a system minus the amount of energy that cannot be used to perform work. That unusable energy is given by the***entropy''' of a system multiplied by the temperature of the system.''**is effectively directly proportional to useless energy.)^{[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamic_free_energy]}''(Note that, for both Gibbs and Helmholtz free energies, temperature is assumed to be fixed, so '''entropy
*Ludwig Boltzmann defined***entropy''' as being directly proportional to the natural logarithm of the number of microstates yielding an equivalent thermodynamic macrostate (with the eponymous constant of proportionality). Assuming (by the fundamental postulate of statistical mechanics), that all microstates are equally probable, this means, on the one hand, that macrostates with higher '''entropy''' are more probable, and on the other hand, that for such macrostates, the quantity of information required to describe a particular one of its microstates will be higher. That is, the Shannon '''entropy''' of a macrostate would be directly proportional to the logarithm of the number of equivalent microstates (making it up). In other words, thermodynamic and informational entropies are rather compatible, which shouldn't be surprising since Claude Shannon derived the notation 'H' for information '''entropy**from Boltzmann's H-theorem.
## Synonyms* anergy * bound entropy * disgregation## Antonyms* aggregation * exergy * free entropy * negentropy## Derived terms* algorithmic entropy * conditional entropy * extropy * information entropy * joint entropy * negentropy * Shannon entropy * von Neumann entropy## External links* * * |
## nat## English## Acronym(Acronym)
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