second law of thermodynamics

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Noun1.second law of thermodynamics - a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature; any spontaneous process results in an increase of entropy
law of thermodynamics - (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system
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According to second law of thermodynamics, all the energy available in the world is proceeding towards uniformity and neutrality, and a day will come when it, having become uniform, will be neutralized.
By so doing, they make the case that friction is a fundamental force of nature whose properties can be deduced directly from the second law of thermodynamics, rather than treated as a hodge-podge of phenomenologically unrelated effects and empirical observations.
That beyond all that Second Law of Thermodynamics stuff - everything in the universe tends toward disorder - every now and then the exception occurs: order.
All aspects of life, including business, are controlled by three indisputable laws: first, the Second Law of Thermodynamics - things tend to get worse
But 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.
If you think an album inspired by the second law of thermodynamics sounds boring as hell, you would be right.
With a title referring to the second law of thermodynamics, Muse show why they rule the world.
Information theory measures a quantity of information, designated entropy, with precisely the same math used in computing the entropy described by 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 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.
At a first glance [1], one may think the wave function collapse violates the second law of thermodynamics, since a quantum system prepared as a superposition of eigenstates of a given operator suddenly undergoes to a more restrictive state.

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