Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Answer to Word for Wednesday

ANSWER: Entropy is the dispersal of energy. Read all about it here. One of the ideas involved in the concept of entropy is that nature tends from order to disorder.

The second law of "thermodynamics" (therme=heat + dunamis=power) is the science of the power or energy contained in heat. Entropy is wasted energy.

4 comments:

poemhome said...

if our universe is a closed system everything will eventual break down into a cold dead space. The only alternative hypothesis is the theory of disentropy:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080618155052AA9uxx8

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Kim Kasch said...

Poemhome: I knew you would know the answer to this one ;-)

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The Things We Carried said...

Ah hah. I stand enlightened!