- 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
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- This is an attempt to bring us to a better understanding of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which the creationists - through willful ignorance - gleefully flaunt as their disproof of science.
- It will occur because according to the second law of thermodynamics, the amount of entropy in a system must always increase.
- Rudolf J.E. Clausius also introduced (1850) a quantitative measure of irreversibility which he termed entropy, and he posited the so-called second law of thermodynamics by which for a closed physical system the total entropy of the system cannot decrease in time but only increase or at most remain constant. SYMMETRY AND ASYMMETRY
- In 11 short pages Boulding gave an account of the economy and its relation to the environment that distinguished between open and closed systems in relation to matter, energy, and information; described the economy as a sub-system of the biosphere; considered the significance of the second law of thermodynamics for energy, matter and information and the extent to which they are subject to entropic processes; argued that knowledge or information is the key to economic development; noted that fossil fuels are a short-term exhaustible supplement to solar energy and that fission energy does not change this picture; considered the prospects for much better use of solar energy enhanced perhaps by the biological revolution; argued that human welfare may be better understood as a stock rather than a flow; presented an ethical basis for conservation; acknowledged that human impacts on the environment have spread from the local to the global; observed the limited contribution that corrective taxation might play; and commented that technological change has become distorted through planned obsolescence, competitive advertising, poor quality, and a lack of durability. Herman Daly Festschrift~ Herman Daly and the Steady State Economy
- The effect of the second law of thermodynamics operating in this almost-closed system had been reduced to almost-nil. THE BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD
- The method of Beard et al. involves a bilinear constraint on fluxes and free energies, resulting from implementation of the second law of thermodynamics.
- The article is dignified, reasonable, and entirely predictable, essentially a piÃ¨ce justificative, adding nothing new to the controversy or to the original essay apart from the substitution of DNA for the Second Law of Thermodynamics as a test of scientific literacy. The Scientific Imagination
- As philologists at least as early as Erasmus observed (and as information theory's version of the second law of thermodynamics would predict), scribal errors tend to replace less frequent and hence entropically more information-rich wordings with more frequent ones. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
- Thermal pollution is an concomitant of power generation - an unavoidable implication of the second law of thermodynamics.
- Fifty years ago, C.P. Snow was shocked to learn that most of his supposedly highly educated friends, who might look down their nose at someone who could not quote Shakespeare and the Bible, were totally ignorant of mass and acceleration, not to mention the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which he called the scientific equivalent of asking: "Can you read? Gareth Harris: Can You Speak Science? A Primer from a Priest