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What books introduce entropy in a intuitive, elementary way (at most, for a person with undergraduate physics studies)? The book should not necessarily introduce entropy in relation only to thermodynamics, but perhaps more as a stand-alone physical measurable and in a broader context (for example, information entropy).

More original question answered in such books, the better (for example, what is the entropy of a single molecule?).

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Entropy Demystified (The Second Law Reduced to Plain Common Sense) by Arieh Ben-Naim. Authored discussed not only the thermodynamics origin of entropy but also the same notion in the context of information theory developed by Claude Shannon.

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I have went through a Thermodynamics Course, one of the best book which had used to clear my problem is:

Thermal Physics by " Michael Sprackling"

it describe the entropy in terms of both "Microstate" and "Macrostate".

I have lot of doubts and which was very helpful for me

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