Maxwell"s Demon
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Published by Princeton Univ Pr .
Written in English


  • Physics,
  • Thermodynamics,
  • Science,
  • Maxwell"s demon,
  • Science/Mathematics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsHarvey S. Leff (Editor), Andrew F. Rex (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7757964M
ISBN 10069108727X
ISBN 109780691087276

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