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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Indeed, from a strictly scientific perspective there is no reason why there has to be a second law of thermodynamics.
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.
And another: "According to the second law of thermodynamics, energy transformations result in the universe becoming more disordered.
The Universe is heading in this direction, according to the second law of thermodynamics.
12), we infer that the second law of thermodynamics holds iff:
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.
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.
To avoid this, the second law of thermodynamics is taken into consideration in this study.
Entitled "The Two Cultures", it warned of the growing gulf between scientists and "literary intellectuals", a class he described as "natural Luddites" who not only sneered at science as an inferior branch of learning and were ignorant of the Second Law of Thermodynamics but in their complacent uninterest in the scientific revolution were blind to the menaces of nuclear weapons, overpopulation and the gap between the rich and poor.
But it won't reorganize itself into a higher-order form--if you believe in the second law of thermodynamics, which states that all systems in isolation devolve toward their state of maximum entropy.
ONE of the few scientific facts I can easily remember, apart from the theory of relativity and Boyle's second law of thermodynamics (naturally), is that nearly half of your body heat is lost through your head.
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that terrestrial systems cannot be reset like a clock running a few minutes fast; once the time reads two minutes to midnight, the relative security of quarter 'til is gone forever.
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