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Delta Kilo
Delta Kilo is offline
Mar9-12, 07:57 AM
P: 269
Entropy increase happens in the resistor (light bulb in this case), not in capacitor. If you connect inductor instead, you will get an LC-tank. The energy will oscillate back and forth between inductor and capacitor. Ideal LC tank would oscillate indefinitely and the entropy would stay the same. In the real world oscillations will eventually die out and the energy will be converted into heat (with corresponding increase in entropy) due to the resistance of the wires including those in the inductor and capacitor.