Energy and Entropy: An Intimate Relationship — © 2020 Harvey S. Leff

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About the Author

Harvey S. Leff is a retired professor from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, where he is Professor Emeritus of Physics. His research interests are in the foundations for thermodynamics, with specific emphasis on energy and entropy and the relationship between them. He authored some seven dozen articles, letters and book reviews in peer-reviewed physics journals, and serves as a reviewer for a half-dozen physics journals.

Harvey served as President of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 2007, President-Elect in 2006, Vice President in 2005, and Past President in 2008. He also was a member of the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics, 2006-2008. He served for years as a Consulting Editor for the American Journal of Physics, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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He authored Energy and Entropy: A Dynamic Duo, published by CRC Press July 2020. He co-edited with Andrew F. Rex, Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum Information, Computing, published by Taylor and Francis in 2003. The first edition of this book was Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, Information, Computing, published by Princeton University Press [USA, Canada, Japan] and Adam Hilger/British Institute of Physics [other parts of the world] in 1990.

Harvey now resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is Visiting Scholar at Reed College. He continues to think and write about physics. A list of his publications is

When not doing physics, Harvey plays drums with his twin sons in the
Leff Trio 2018 and 2019, and also with the jazz quintet, Jazz Up. Prior to his move to Portland, he was drummer for seven years with the Out-Laws of Physics, a band of physicists from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

Harvey Leff's Wikipedia page is
HERE and his Cal Poly website is HERE.

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