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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That heat flows in an irreversible manner is the central theme of the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
The driving force for this process once again is the 2nd law of thermodynamics and the physical phenomenon involved is expressed in kinetic energy of motion.
The 2nd law of thermodynamics is governing this flow of heat.