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thermodynamicsther‧mo‧dy‧nam‧ics /ˌθɜːməʊdaɪˈnæmɪks $ ˌθɜːrmoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  HPthe science that deals with the relationship between heat and other forms of energythermodynamic adjective
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thermodynamicsIn this outlook the minimal work accomplished by life resembles the physics and thermodynamics of the minimal work done in a computer.A precise statement of this idea is known as the second law of thermodynamics.No matter how much effort was expended, all intention was governed by the second law of thermodynamics.Should not the entropy change for the reaction therefore be positive-as required by the second law of thermodynamics?I am subject to the second law of thermodynamics, but that in no way stops me having worthwhile purposes.Royce's seminars had acquainted Eliot with the second law of thermodynamics if he had not known it before.That's what the laws of thermodynamics tell us.
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