An Essay Concerning the History of Entropy and the Rise of Uncertainty

Hackworth, John

ISBN 10: 1483561763 / ISBN 13: 9781483561769
Used / PAP / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Synopsis: The book covers the rise of science from the Greeks to the followers of Bacon and Descartes. It argues that philosophy and science were interwoven until the 20th century with the certainties of the Baconian programme giving rise to the study of thermodynamics and the enlightenment. The advent of the concept of entropy and the discoveries of quantum mechanics have undermined the old certainties and left philosophy behind. We now live in a world where we see uncertainty as a governing principle.

About the Author: John Hackworth spent his career in the motor industry, mostly marketing and selling cars and vans. He graduated in engineering at the University of Southampton in 1964 (and thus is very old!), gained a 'Masters' in business at Imperial College and a PhD externally at Cranfield Management School in 1986. His PhD thesis in econometrics was published by Cranfield under the title 'How Many Cars in the 21st Century'. On entering retirement he published a paper a few years ago in 'Economics Letters' entitled 'Uncertainty and the Yield Curve'. Nowadays, in addition to family and village activities and house maintenance he has taken to thinking about life the universe and everything; hence the book.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: An Essay Concerning the History of Entropy ...
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: PAP
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hackworth, John
Published by BookBaby (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483561763 ISBN 13: 9781483561769
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021483561763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 71.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hackworth, John
Published by BookBaby (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483561763 ISBN 13: 9781483561769
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111483561763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hackworth, John
Published by BookBaby (2016)
ISBN 10: 1483561763 ISBN 13: 9781483561769
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BookBaby, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011483561763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 73.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds