Time, Chaos & Entropy

  • Zachary Jacobson
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Abstract

Lewis Carroll wrote an apocryphal story-poem, The Hunting of the Snark. A hunting party searches for a Snark on an island where there is known to be one. The Snark is a magical beast—if you catch one it gives you everything you need and want. There’s a catch, to wit, the Boojum, also known to inhabit the same island. The Boojum is a magical beast as well-if you catch one you vanish forever. And, oh yes, the Boojum looks just like a Snark.

Keywords

Entropy Microwave Convection Shrinkage Assure 

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© Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary Jacobson
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  1. 1.Ottawa, Ont.Canada

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