A Conversation for The Three Laws of Thermodynamics

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Post 1


is it kinda like the whole thing where a number divided by another number any number of times will never reach 0?

so, if the amount of enthropy increases(or decreases, I don't know) by say 1% every year it would never reach perfection becouse even one percent of 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 still isn't 0(assuming 0 is perfection) am I understaning this right?

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Post 2


I don't know _how_ entropy reaches its maximum. It's an intersting question, but I don't think that anyone knows this. All we can say is that it never decreases and that there is an upper limit.

I'm not an expert though.

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Post 3

furtim - Zaphodista Sympathiser

Perhaps it's not that entropy reaches a maximum, but rather that order -- non-entropy -- reaches a minimum. If entropy must continue to increase, it logically follows that eventually, the very bonds between sub-atomic particles would fall apart. Logic also holds that large-scale orderly bonds would be the first things to go.

Of course, Life, the Universe, and Everything is so often illogical that I don't think anything I've said above can be at all assumed to be accurate, even if my logic is perfect.

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Post 4


How do you define order? If eg order = 1 / entropy, your statement is trivial. By the way, I think the particles themselves will fall apart before the inner nuclear bonds will do. Otherwise, the last element would be hydrogen. But I _think_ it will be iron. I don't know for sure however. I've never thought about it or read something about it.

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