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Entropy

  • By: David L. Carr & Leah Bremer
  • In: Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Energy Policy

Derived from the Greek word for “transformation,” entropy is the part of energy not converted to work but is instead dissipated to its surroundings. The concept of entropy stems from the second law of thermodynamics that states isolated systems tend toward ...

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