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Tag: Entropy

Ted-Ed: What is entropy? – Jeff Phillips

There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course …

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Quanta Magazine: How Does Life Come From Randomness?

David Kaplan explains how the law of increasing entropy could drive random bits of matter into the stable, orderly structures of life. David Kaplan is a theoretical particle physicist at Johns Hopkins University and a producer of the award-winning documentary Particle Fever.