Laws of the universe
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The following are quotes:
- “If for the entire universe we conceive the same magnitude to be determined, consistently and with due regard to all circumstances, which for a single body I have called ‘entropy’, and if at the same time we introduce the other and simpler conception of ‘energy’, we may express in the following manner the fundamental laws of the universe, which correspond to the two fundamental theorems of the mechanical theory of heat: 1. the energy of the universe is constant and 2. the entropy of the universe tends to a maximum.”
- Atkins, Peter. (2007). Four Laws: that Drive the Universe. Oxford.