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Why is information that cannot be seen called entropy?

  1. Jun 25, 2015 #1


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    [Mentor's note: Edited to fix an error in the title]

    I hope to know where does this definition come from.
    Thank you very much.
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  3. Jun 25, 2015 #2


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  4. Jun 25, 2015 #3
    My guess is for the same reason why energy that cannot be used is called entropy.
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