A Little Bit of Entropy

I'm reading a very interesting book written by Seth Lloyd called "Programming the Universe: a quantum computer scientist takes on the Cosmos". Highly recommended! I enjoyed in particular how entropy is compared to a spreading disease: a disease of ignorance. What is it all about? Let me explain briefly. From statistical mechanics, entropy is a measure … Continue reading A Little Bit of Entropy

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A Brief History of Entropy pt. 2 – Talk About the Revolutions

Around 1750 Europe and especially England saw the unfolding of the so-called first industrial revolution. Engineers learned how to build mechanical machines powered by steam, a thing that in the Ancient Greece was seen just as a recreational pastime. Now those steam engines were used to make clothes, turn mills and possibly to move people. … Continue reading A Brief History of Entropy pt. 2 – Talk About the Revolutions