Why does entropy increases?

Any closed system disorder, or entropy, increases with time. Why? In “a brief history of time” Steven Hawking gives the following explanation: Consider the pieces of a puzzle. There is one and only one arrangement where the pieces make a … Continue reading

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Life and entropy

Life, whose complexity increases, seems an exception to the second law of thermodynamic. However, life’s order is created by the constant flow of energy from the sun. In order to survive, human beings have to consume food, which is an … Continue reading

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Entropy measures the disorder of a closed system. It indicates the capability of self-transformation of this system. Entropy is maximum when the system reaches equilibrium and is incapable of further modification. The temperature becomes uniform, the system takes the simplest … Continue reading