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Single Idea 21183

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 2. Thermodynamics / a. Energy]

Full Idea

The Laws of Thermodynamics introduced the concepts of entropy and work; put simply, how much useful energy you can really get out of a steam engine.

Gist of Idea

Thermodynamics introduced work and entropy, to understand steam engine efficiency


Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 03)

A Reaction

The point of science by this stage was to introduce measurable and quantifiable concepts

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.47