The fundamental and universal nature of Boltzmann`s constant

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The nature of Boltzmann`s constant is very unclear in the physics literature. In the first part of this paper, on general considerations, the authors examine this situation in detail and demonstrate the conclusion that Boltzmann`s constant is indeed both fundamental and universal. As a consequence of their development they find there is an important implication of this work for the problem of the entropy of information. In the second part they discuss, Szilard`s famous construction showing in detail how his result is incompatible with the demonstrations in both parts 1 and 2.

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Biedenharn, L.C. & Solem, J.C. July 1, 1996.

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  • Biedenharn, L.C. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  • Solem, J.C. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Theoretical Div.

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The nature of Boltzmann`s constant is very unclear in the physics literature. In the first part of this paper, on general considerations, the authors examine this situation in detail and demonstrate the conclusion that Boltzmann`s constant is indeed both fundamental and universal. As a consequence of their development they find there is an important implication of this work for the problem of the entropy of information. In the second part they discuss, Szilard`s famous construction showing in detail how his result is incompatible with the demonstrations in both parts 1 and 2.

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OSTI as DE96012889

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  • Other: DE96012889
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/40757--062
  • Report No.: CPP--95-2
  • Grant Number: FG03-93ER40757
  • DOI: 10.2172/266721 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266721
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669668

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Biedenharn, L.C. & Solem, J.C. The fundamental and universal nature of Boltzmann`s constant, report, July 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669668/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.