On 14.03.2012 23:34 Russell Standish said the following:
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 07:51:13PM +0100, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:


Then the thermodynamic entropy is subjective. Try to convince in
this engineers who develop engines, or chemists who compute
equilibria, and see what happens.

I take Denbigh&  Denbigh's position that entropy is not subjective, but
rather fixed by convention. Conventions can be entirely
objective. This should assuage those engineers you speak of.



Could you please explain a bit more what you mean? What does it mean to fix something by convention?

Evgenii

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