SklogWiki is a wiki for anyone interested in classical thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and the computer simulation of simple liquids, complex fluids, and soft condensed matter. The site can be viewed as a collaborative inter- and hyper-linked electronic encyclopaedia that is instantly up-dateable with the latest research results. It also serves as an important access point to the traditional peer-reviewed scientific literature. SklogWiki is part of the "Science 2.0" movement.
SklogWiki derives its name from a concatenation of the the word Wiki and the famous equation for entropy:
- S=k log W
is the short-hand used by James Clerk Maxwell for the word thermodynamics.
One of the overriding philosophies of SklogWiki is the free dissemination of technical information:
- "Developed countries should foster exchanges of technical information on the principle that all countries have equal rights to full access to available information. It is increasingly necessary, in order to reduce inequalities in this field, to promote co-operative arrangements for collection, retrieval, processing and diffusion of technological information through various networks, regardless of geographical or institutional frontiers."
- "Many Voices, One World: Report by the International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems", UNESCO (1980) (Part V. § 35 p. 261)
The vast majority of the content of SklogWiki is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. SklogWiki was started in February 2007 by Carl McBride and is hosted by the Simulation of Chain Molecules, Nanostructures and Polymers Group of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).
- Classical thermodynamics
- Statistical mechanics
- Integral equations
- Monte Carlo simulations
- Molecular dynamics simulations
- Soft condensed matter
- Simple liquids
- Molecular fluids
- Complex fluids
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