Chapter Background and Concepts

"[Hypotheses made without realizing that they are being made] ...are whatPoincarehas called "unconscious"or "natural" hypotheses — a type which one hardly ever challenges, for it seems too unlikely that we could make progress without them. Nevertheless it should be the endeavor ofthephysicist always to drag them out into the light of day, so that it may be perfectly clear what we are actually doing." [Lindsay and Margenau] {114}

"Equilibrium states are the only ones that are capable of explicit analysis in thermodynamics... " [Lindsay and Margenau] {115}

"Non-equilibrium conditions cannot be specified by variables ofstate, and their entropy cannot be computed. ...the condition of equilibrium is the condition of maximum entropy. " [Lindsay and Margenau] {116}

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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