Entropy [F-23-16]

Presenter:Daniel Ben-Avraham
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Kellas 102
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 1:00 PM 09/29

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Entropy is one of the most confusing concepts in Physics, yet the laws governing Entropy are the one thing most scientists agree upon. In this course we will explore the concept of Entropy and how it applies to everyday life, heat engines and the handling of energy, the arrow of time (the fact that time seems to be flowing only forwards), and to the evolution of life. The discussion will be mostly descriptive, requiring no math beyond that of grade school.

Daniel ben-Avraham has been teaching Physics at Clarkson University since 1987. He enjoys walking, hiking, and the outdoors. Most of all, he enjoys sharing his love and awe for Nature with anybody who would care to play along.

Special Instructions:

No background necessary. Come to class with a curious, open mind.

Cap: 54

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