Thread: Gravity waves
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El Hombre Invisible
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Nov1-05, 05:24 AM
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Quote Quote by daniel_i_l
Is that why the heat is so important?
It is important since it is thermodynamically impossible to convert all work to heat, so if a gravity wave does some work W for some time T, then does no more work, and an amount of heat Q is given off, the entropy of the rod has increased.