# entropy

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The End Of The Party Is Near

a: Entropy ~
b: a Drunk Guy Singing Guns N' Roses

What: "I like to think about entropy in terms of a party that has escalated from a casual get-together to an oh-my-god-the-cops-are-here sort of rager. Early in the evening the shindig is going smoothly. People are having a good time, maybe drinking a little bit but not getting too wild. As the night goes on folks start boozing it up a little more and before you know it a lamp gets knocked over and there's some dude standing on the kitchen table belting out a slurred rendition of Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle.""

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Writer: Scott Jeffrey Clemons
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Date: Aug 9 2013 4:30 PM

Pieces All Over The Place

a: Entropy ~
b: an incomplete jigsaw puzzle

What: "Another way to look at entropy is like a jigsaw puzzle. When it's in 500 different pieces, there is a high level of entropy. When it's complete, the entropy is low."

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Writer: Joseph Michael Owens
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Date: Aug 9 2013 4:32 PM

Analytical Chaos?

a: Entropy ~
b: how chaotic matter is on the molecular level

What: "Entropy is like how chaotic matter is on the molecular level, or how many times the molecules are colliding every second."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2013 4:41 PM

Highly Ordered Garbage Is Possible

a: Entropy ~
b: garbage

What: "Entropy is like garbage, my friends. My favorite engineering professor said this in one lecture. Think about it, if a company is out of equilibrium and tends towards less equilibrium, what results truly is garbage. The human physics, the interactions between co-workers, will be chaotic, confused and, possiblydetrimental to the operation of the company. All those personalities bouncing off of each other, causing equal and opposite reactions!"

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Writer: jessica
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2013 4:43 PM

Disordered It Is....

a: Entropy ~
b: measurement of chaos

What: "I'm not a mathematician or a physicist, but I love those disciplines for a myriad of reasons. I'm going to take a moment to explain one of my favorite concepts in physics called entropy, but I'm going slightly oversimplify. Entropy is like a measurement of chaos, or a way that we can quantify disorder. However, what appears to be chaos or disorder is a process that energy goes through as a way to find order. During this process, issues are identified and repaired, there is adaptation, selection, and spontaneity; but the goal is balance."

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Writer: Myeashea Alexander
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2013 4:46 PM

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