# Nicholas Roegen

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In existographies, **Nicholas Roegen** (49 BE-39 AE) (1906-1994 ACM) (FET:14) (CR:129) (LH:6) (**TL**:135|#83), aka Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (CR:117), was a Romanian-born American mathematician, economist, and statistician, noted for []

## Overview

In 1971, Roegen, in his *The Entropy Law and the Economic Process*, outlines a very confused theory of “material entropy”, based on a mis-interpretation of “bound energy” (TS) and “free energy” (H or G), in relation to fossil fuels, like coal and gas, which he equates to "bound energy", which is incorrect; in other words a lump of coal is the product of entropy and temperature.^{[1]} His entire book, basically, is based on a terminological confusion.

## Overview

### References

- ↑ Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. (1971).
*The Entropy Law: and the Economic Process*. Harvard University Press.

### External links

- Nicholas Roegen – Hmolpedia 2020.