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Entropy!!!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
Think of this situation:
You are crossing a street and when you see that light is red, you stop!
Entropy of the whole universe always increases and that means things get more random. So, when you stand in a specific place something messy should happen somewhere to keep the entropy increasing.
Based on what I said, do you think obeying the rules make the world a better place or no matter how hard we try, someone else do its part to make the world more messy place?!
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  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Paulette , please ask your husband about this! I really like to know his opinion as you said he is into science and physics.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    I have to say that I loved my short stay in Singapore where people follow rules like no jaywalking, no litter, waiting for people to get out of the metro trains. It makes life much easier when basic rules are followed rather than the disorderly rugby scrum that getting in or out the Tube or Indian metro involves!
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 20,022 mod
    @navidafrasiabian my husband is mainly engaged in entropy as a mathematician, namely in transforming energy into all its forms. He mainly studies the stability problems related to the effects of heat and cold and the materials used in the right proportions depending on the purpose of a building to be built at a specific location in a particular area. He must ensure that no chaos can arise when the buildings are finished. He must therefore follow many rules of laws of nature in order to obtain a safe result.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dear @mheredge , now think that their behaviour is the reason of some chaos in Africa. What is your opinion?!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    You might have a point @navidafrasiabian. Living within the rules does make it easier for things to progress in a more orderly fashion.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,946 mod
    Oh, when I saw this word, "Entropy", it made me reminisce of my Thermodynamics subject (one of my hatest subject). LOL. :lol:
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    I thought 'entropy' was a medical term @kindgnice!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,946 mod
    Oh nope, it is mostly used in one of the Engineering subjects (which I hate), and that's Thermodynamics. :lol: @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    I recall fellow students at Manchester where I was studying telling me that thermodynamics was the least liked subject on their course @kindgnice.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 20,022 mod
    I think my husband is then an odd man out because thermodynamics was his favourite course at college @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    Really @Paulette?! The students I remember talking to about how much they hated the subject said that they were very easily distracted during the lectures and used to think of anything other than the subject they were supposed to be listening to.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mheredge said:

    I recall fellow students at Manchester where I was studying telling me that thermodynamics was the least liked subject on their course @kindgnice.

    How can they?!!! Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics are the most fascinating subjects I have ever studied.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    Ah well,maybe you had better teachers @navidafrasiabian. I recall being told that they were most likely to have their minds on other things while sitting in thermo dynamics lectures.
  • inaamzinaamz Posts: 8 Inactive
    I think both things are happening at the same time. Some people are causing destruction and others are constructing things, ideas and etc. I believe, the entropy concept is not limited to Physics, am I right @navidafrasiabian ?
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It is better to say that Physics is not limited to some abstract subjects. Physics is the language of god. So you are completely right. Entropy is everywhere. Actually, the law of increasing entropy in information science is the most consistent law of universe, something that scientist are sure that it can't be disproved. @inaamz
  • ArvinArvin Posts: 84 ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    Dear @navidafrasiabian , I don't agree that Physics is the language of god!
    Despite that my hatest subject during my bachelore study was thermodynamics ( @kindgnice ;) ), I really interested in entropy.
    Part of increasing entropy, I think, is our desperate shortage of our knowledge about universe, maybe our rules take part in this process.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,946 mod
    mheredge wrote: »
    I recall fellow students at Manchester where I was studying telling me that thermodynamics was the least liked subject on their course @kindgnice.

    Wow! You have lots of friends Marianne! :) @mheredge
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,946 mod
    edited August 2018
    We had the same hatest subject, which is the Thermodynamics. There's only one topic I liked the most from the subtopics of this subject and that was heat transfer. Can you still remember our lectures about heat transfer? It's like Q=mcΔT from which m represents mass, c as specific heat and ΔT as a change in temperature. Geez, I like solving heat transfer problems before. :) @Arvin
  • ArvinArvin Posts: 84 ✭✭
    @kindgnice Absolutely, I remember that. How enjoyable problems we'd tackled through heat transfer!
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