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Research Paper | Physics Science | Russia | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019
Invectives against the Entropy Increase Law
Abstract: The clarification of the situation with the entropy increase law is blocked by the confusion caused by mixing of concepts of thermal (Clausius') entropy and total entropy (responsible for irreversible processes of any nature). To eliminate this confusion, the thermal entropy increase law and the total entropy increase law should be discussed separately. The first is frankly untenable: Planck, Fermi, and others cite the cases of complete conversion of heat into other forms of energy (the cases with a decrease in thermal entropy). The calculation of total entropy for real systems due to their extreme complexity is impossible, and in the physics literature, only two empirical pillars for the total entropy increase law can be found: (1) observation of thermal processes and (2) observation of changes in the complexity of systems. The observation of thermal processes cannot in principle verify the total entropy increase law since thermal interactions are only a small part of the entire spectrum of interactions. The interpretation of entropy as a measure of disorder, valid for the thermal entropy, for the total entropy of real systems, as proved in the article, is incorrect. Thus, we have no empirical basis to argue that the total entropy increase law is or is not valid. General conclusion: the entropy increase law is the giant fake.
Keywords: thermal entropy increase law, total entropy increase law, interpretation of thermal entropy as a measure of disorder, interpretation of total entropy as a measure of disorder
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,
Pages: 583 - 591