second law of thermodynamics


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a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature

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If your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
Experiments over the years had suggested that if the second law of thermodynamics does break down at small scales, the violation is not very drastic.
It is in neglecting this important fact that some physicists attempt to state that the second law of thermodynamics has been violated.
It's as interesting as watching ice melt, which happens to be a common example of entropy, a key property of the second law of thermodynamics.
A study of ACE textbooks by critic Bruce Wilson found that the books teach that evolution has been disproven by the Second Law of Thermodynamics, that science has proven that homosexuality is a chosen behavior and that South Africa's apartheid regime allowed "each group to maintain and pass on their culture and heritage to their children.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics requires that a power plant must reject heat, no matter how efficient.
The tendency toward disorder is the basis of the second law of thermodynamics.
Unconstrained by the closed doors of competitive selection, that prevents diffusion, life after a mass extinction can explore morphological space, within the confines of function, driven by the second law of thermodynamics, as all diffusive processes are.
Unfortunately, I had confused nay discussion of the authors' conviction that biology violates the second law of thermodynamics with my own description of the second law.
Maxwell as a counter-example of the second law of thermodynamics, that is, a perpetuum mobile of the second kind.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that everything in the universe is slowly collapsing into disorder.
Ethics are for human beings, and setting ethical boundaries for disciplines is like expecting the second law of thermodynamics to be, well, ethical.
He covers a brief history of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, all you need to know but never dared admit that you already knew, the uniform spatial distribution, the Boltzman distribution, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, entropy and the second law in the world of marbles, and entropy and the second law in the real world.
Nobel Laureate physicist Erwin Schrodinger went against the Second Law of Thermodynamics (which says that a system tends toward greater disorder)" Sheiman writes, deleting from the Law the important conditional "in a closed system.
The second law of thermodynamics states that everything moves from order to chaos.
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