Miscellaneous favorite things and phenomena.
Found on Physics Planet:
C.P. Snow, the British scientist and author has offered up an easy and funny way to remember the Three Laws.
He says they can be translated as:
- you cannot win (you can’t get something for nothing because matter and energy are conserved);
- you cannot break even (you cannot return to the same energy state because entrop always increases);
- you cannot get out of the game (because absolute zero is not attainable).
Three Laws of Thermodynamics