And ofte tyme swich cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest.
Geoffrey Chaucer, from “The Parson’s Tale”. 437 more words
Recall that, in the concept of free energy, if ∆G is negative, the reaction is spontaneous. If ∆G is positive, the reaction is nonspontaneous. Therefore, the magnitude of ∆G indicates how far away from equilibrium a system is since a reaction in equilibrium has ∆G = 0. 269 more words
Author(s): Sanford Klein
This book differs from other thermodynamics texts in its objective which is to provide engineers with the concepts, tools, and experience needed to solve practical real-world energy problems. 147 more words
One of the things that my group is working on in collaboration with David Schwab at Princeton and Mo’ Khalils Lab at the BU Center for synthetic biology is thinking about the thermodynamics, information, and learning in cells. 943 more words
A. Entropy: The measure of disorder within a system.
B. The second law of thermodynamics states that “Every process occurring in nature proceeds in the sense in which the sum of the entropies of all bodies taking part in the process is increased.” – Max Planck, 1926. 184 more words