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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com/what-consciousness-self-awareness-may-be-side-effect-brain-trying-maximize-entropy-2433746) Can Second Law Of Thermodynamics Explain Consciousness?
The author covers the various definitions of entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, interpretations and misinterpretations of entropy, applications and misapplications of entropy, and a wide variety of other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs three chapters.
One example is Romanian-American mathematician, statistician, and economist Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, who recommends an economic outlook based on physics' second law of thermodynamics, also known as the law of entropy.
The key to managing a project over the long-term is two-fold--know where we are headed so one can continue to construct complexity in the desired direction, and know where we are not headed so as to prevent the second law of thermodynamics from creeping in and creating heat and entropy that does not further purposeful motion.
A second issue has to do with the second law of thermodynamics involving the quantity known as "entropy.
But Carnot, later lauded as a pioneer in establishing the second law of thermodynamics, didn't have to know those particulars, because thermodynamics is insensitive to microscopic details.
A powerful sentiment remains in the physics community that should Kirchhoff's law be invalid, then a violation of the second law of thermodynamics would exist and perpetual motion machines of the second kind could be constructed.
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.
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.

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