Mount St. Joseph University congratulates Associate Professor Eric Johnson, Ph.D., on the publishing of his book, Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann’s Entropy, by MIT Press.
The book tells the story of the anxiety-plagued, nineteenth-century physicist Ludwig Boltzmann, and the equation he discovered which contributed significantly to our understanding of the second law of thermodynamics.
"I've always found Ludwig Boltzmann to be a compelling figure. He was a gifted scientist and teacher, but he also suffered from mental illness and eventually committed suicide,” says Dr. Johnson, “My goal in writing Anxiety and the Equation was to tell Boltzmann's story and to introduce the second law of thermodynamics in a way that would engage a general audience."
The book's official release date is October 16, 2018.