In all of physics, there is perhaps no topic more underrated and misunderstood
than entropy. The behavior of large collections of particles, such as the universe,
a grain of sand, or a tuna salad sandwich, is dictated by two universal laws:
one involving energy, the other involving entropy. And yet, while energy is
described in great detail throughout any introductory physics textbook, entropy
is relegated to about two or three pages, and is usually badly described.
Well, no more! Here's the real story of physics. Here's what really drives the universe. Here's what your physics instructor won't tell you. Here's entropy !!!
Other pages on entropy and the second law
If you know of other pages on entropy that I might want to link to, please let me know.
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Dave's Relativity Page
The Page of Uncertainty
A quick note about Dave's educational web pages.
The cartoon is by Sydney Harris, who has done lots of cartoons
about science. He has books out. I own Einstein Simplified: Cartoons About Science. It's very good.