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Does light curve toward ordered

  1. Jun 12, 2015 #1
    If I'm correct in thinking light curves towards objects with less entropy; why wouldn't the path of least resistance be towards entropy?
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2015 #2

    DEvens

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    Um... Does light curve towards objects with less entropy?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2015 #3

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    You are not correct, which kind of takes the fun out of the rest of the question.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2015 #4
    I was thinking that light bends towards a star and a star has less entropy that the surrounding space.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2015 #5

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    Um... Surrounding space has no entropy. Or extremely little, since it's nearly empty. There will be only minute traces of gas. A star has some entropy, since it has lots of gas.

    Maybe you could back up a bit?
     
  7. Jun 12, 2015 #6

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    Light will indeed be deflected by gravitational fields, including those associated with stars, but this effect has nothing whatsoever to do with entropy.

    as the original question has been answered, this thread can be closed.
     
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