entropy : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
- n (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
- Every language, the scientists suggest, possesses what is known as "conditional entropy": the degree of randomness in a given sequence.
- Over the years, as happens to all magazines, entropy set in and the magazine's look drifted away from distinction.
- Nevertheless, researches in cryogenics (low tempera ture) are important to the study of entropy, which is defined as the degree of randomness or lack of organization in the .
News & Articles
- Krisis: Kimye Baby Name May Not Start With a K
Forget everything you know. Nothing is sacred. Today Us Weekly increases entropy in the universe by reporting that Kimye's baby's name "definitely does not start with a K, despite all the rumors that have been out." (Like this one.) This is tough to sort out because E! was the first to promulgate ... More »
June 20, 2013 - New York Magazine
- Sean Carroll in Science Daily (press release)
There's no state you can go to that is maximal entropy. You can always increase the entropy more by creating a new universe and allowing it to expand and cool off,Carroll explained.
- Jeremy Rifkin in Ottawa Citizen
The underlying dialectic of human history,writes Rifkin at the beginning, building his platform for the arguments to come, "is the continuous feedback loop between expanding empathy and increasing entropy."
- Jeff Chang in Columbia Missourian
My own feeling is that the idea of the Hip-Hop Generation brings together time and race, place and polyculturalism, hot beats and hybridity,Chang writes. "It describes the turn from politics to culture, the process of entropy and...