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Dr. Szasz said:

“The entropy connects somehow the average quantities of macrostates with the microstates properties.

YES; we may say something like, “the sum of the entropy

of the microstates is nearly conserved in the macrostate.”

E.G., the entropy of a container of water has nearly the

same entropy as the sum of the partial entropies of the

water’s microstates. This, I suggest, substantiates ALL

atomistic type theories.

I haven’t a clue as to what the entropy of radiation is,

but only that it is accompanied by an increase of the sum

of the entropies of the microstates; part or all of the

entropy qualified by the second law of thermodynamics….

But I see good reason to believe that the opposite

happens; that radiations decrease the total entropy; but

it can’t be both ways, can it? So I am rightly confused

and torn between two extremes on this radiation matter.

Dag-nab-it….

The connection is therefore “conservation”, a symmetry,

I suggest.

Sincerely,

Bill

- This reply was modified 8 years, 4 months ago by Bill Eshleman. Reason: symmetries give rise to conservation laws