Don't be intentionally coy. It makes me want to help you less.So it's the same energy no matter what the amplitude? ;)
Entropy has two related definitions - as an engineer, the one most relevant to me (and I think most useful in this thread) is the thermodynamic definition:I thought entropy is a measure of disorder, not a measure of energy.
"Entropy is a thermodynamic property that is a measure of the energy not available for useful work in a thermodynamic process, such as in energy conversion devices, engines, or machines."
It would have been a good idea to do some basic research on the subject yourself before asking the question.
I'm not sure that question has any meaning, but if if it does, I can't answer it.Never seen one? Let's stick to 2D then, like water waves in a pond. They can be ordered, or they can be noisy. As can e/m waves. I want to know how their entropy is defined as an equation in terms of the wave forms. It can't be just energy.
No one said "entropy = number of photons". Do you understand that the energy of a photon is frequency dependent? Do you understand that any complex conflaguration of waves is simply a mixture of individual photons of different discrete frequencies? There is no fundamental difference for a more or less complex radio signal and no real impact on entropy.What does this have to do with intelligent life violating the 2nd law: it's an attempt to define entropy for e/m waves, as they leave the sun and fill the universe. "Entropy = number of photons" seems inappropriate for radio waves.