Second Law Thermodynamics

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Second Law Thermodynamics

Postby 504999222 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:02 pm

Just to clarify, the Second law of thermodynamics is an expression of the universal law of increasing entropy, stating that the entropy of an isolated system which is not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium?

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Re: Second Law Thermodynamics

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:08 pm

Yes. In simpler terms, it essentially means that entropy always increases.

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Re: Second Law Thermodynamics

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:19 pm

yeah, the second law says that entropy of the universe is increasing

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Re: Second Law Thermodynamics

Postby Ying Yan 1F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:54 pm

Exactly! Just like how a room naturally gets messy over time, the entropy( disorder) of the universe is constantly increasing, and work must be put in in order to decrease the entropy of a system.

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Re: Second Law Thermodynamics

Postby J_CHEN 4I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:52 pm

The total entropy of a system either increases or stays constant, but never decreases. Entropy is always increasing in the universe until thermodynamic equilibrium (look up "the heat death of the universe").

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