gib65 Posted December 10, 2004 Share Posted December 10, 2004 I googled for "define: entropy" and came up with this: "A measure of the disorder in a system." I also entered "entropy" into http://www.dictionary.com and found, among other definitions: "The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity." So if I understand this correctly, entropy is the phenomenon observed when, for instance, an elastic band goes from stretched to slack or a building going from erect to rubble when demolished by means of explosives. Is this correct? If so, what do we call the opposite phenomenon - that is, the building up of physical systems from something simple with uniformly distributed energy to something more complex and non-uniformly structured? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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