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Entropy, Environment and Resources

An Essay in Physico-Economics

  • Malte Faber
  • Gunter Stephan
  • Horst Niemes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction: Starting Point, Objectives, and Content

    1. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 1-8
  3. Environmental Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 11-37
    3. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 38-70
  4. Entropy and the Use of the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-76
    2. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 77-103
    3. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 104-126
  5. The Use of Scarce Resources with Decreasing Resource Concentration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-130
    2. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 131-143
    3. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 144-169
  6. Environmental Protection and Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
  7. References

    1. Malte Faber, Gunter Stephan, Horst Niemes
      Pages 196-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book

Introduction

Long run aspects of environmental protection and of the use of resources areanalyzed within a planning model. To this end fundamental concepts of thermodynamics are explained in a simple manner. The relationships between entropy, energy necessary for the extraction of a resource and the concentration of the resource is employed to establish a connection between the economic systems and the environment.

Keywords

energy entropy environment environmental protection

Authors and affiliations

  • Malte Faber
    • 1
  • Gunter Stephan
    • 1
  • Horst Niemes
    • 2
  1. 1.Alfred Weber-Institut für Sozial- und StaatswissenschaftenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelberg 1Deutschland
  2. 2.GKW-ConsultMannheimDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97047-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97049-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97047-4
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