The enthalpy, entropy , and free energy changes in the opening reaction of each basepair are determined from the temperature dependence of the exchange rates.
Changes in entropy or information content based on new constraints are calculated with respect to the appropriate reference state which can, in principle, be related to other reference states.
Patrick's final resting place wasn't quite as romantic as she'd envisioned it, but after a day in this town where entropy seemed to reign unchecked, she was unsurprised.
He was unable to arrest the gradual entropy that had set in.
Then it recovers its investment by letting the sodium back in, so increasing entropy, and converting that change in entropy to free energy used to turn the rotor.
Designers, even more than artists, are battlers against entropy .
These functions range from simple bookkeeping tasks to serious number-crunching algorithms such as deconvolution, maximum entropy , Fourier transforms and more.
In Chapter 3 we discussed how the thermodynamic arrow of entropy increase is a reflection of the relative probabilities of various states.
Information, entropy , and computation become metaphors for us at a much broader level.
People have a natural tendency to rebel against entropy to return order to their environments.