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Entropy Kindle

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  1. Sep 29, 2015 #1
    When I download a book to my Kindle, does the total entropy of the device decrease. I would think so.
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2015 #2

    Nugatory

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    It will depend on what was in those memory cells before the download.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2015 #3

    russ_watters

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    Also depends on how far you want to take this: was it running on battery or plugged in at the time?
     
  5. Sep 29, 2015 #4
    Nugatory: Could you be more specific? What condition of memory would lead to decreased entropy upon download and what condition would lead to an increase?

    Russ_Watters: Please explain why it matters if on battery or plugged in.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2015 #5

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    The battery stores energy through chemical processes, so charging or discharging will affect the entropy of the Kindle (more charge should mean lower entropy).
     
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