An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

The second law of thermodynamics is an example of the fundamental laws that govern our universe and is relevant to every branch of science exploring the physical world. This reference summarizes ...
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The Limits of the Spreading and Sharing Metaphor

Pp. 140-143 (4)

Alberto Gianinetti

Abstract

Some phenomena, though representing instances of entropy change, appear to defy the description of entropy as a function of energy spreading and sharing. Despite its great utility such a description is sometimes difficult to apply because a function levelling down available energy not always exactly acts as a spreading and sharing function. The concept of a physical function levelling down available energy is therefore preferable to understand entropy and the second law of thermodynamics because it has a more general value.

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Some phenomena, though representing instances of entropy change, appear to defy the description of entropy as a function of energy spreading and sharing. Despite its great utility such a description is sometimes difficult to apply because a function levelling down available energy not always exactly acts as a spreading and sharing function. The concept of a physical function levelling down available energy is therefore preferable to understand entropy and the second law of thermodynamics because it has a more general value.

Affiliation:

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Genomics Research Centre, via San Protaso 302, 29017 Fiorenzuola d`Arda Italy.