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Entropy is not!

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Maxwell Was a Genius!
The Entropy law
Entropy and the Quantum Theory
Gravimotion's point of view

Conservation of Energy Law, Historical Background

Equivalence of work and heat in physics
Conservation of energy

Motion of matter, such as the motion of an automobile is work in physics that can be transformed into heat as shown next.
While driving, if you wish to slow down your car you press the break pedal. The ensuing friction of the break-pads on the break disks slows down your car. Once the car stopped, work (that is the motion of your car) has been transformed into heat; part dissipated in ambient air, part under the form of hotter breaking pads and disks.
Conversely heat can also be transformed into work, in a steam engine for instance.
First Watt then Joule showed experimentally the equivalence of work and heat.
This work-energy / heat-energy equivalence leads to the conservation of energy law because in the process no energy is lost.

Conservation of Energy Law Enunciation

The first thermodynamics law,
known as the conservation of energy law

Because Joule showed experimentally that energy may be converted without loss, the following so called Conservation of Energy law comes to mind.

Provided that no energy is added or subtracted to an isolated system, the total energy contained within that system remains unchanged no matter the state of the energy and the transformations that occur.

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Reality's essentials

In reality there are several phenomenon.
At our human level, heat (a transfer of temperature over distance), which can burn our skin is a totally different phenomenon than that of work (motion over distance) that allows us to move around.
In reality there must also be another basic or fundamental yet hidden phenomenon, in which both heat and work are merged because one can be exchanged into the other (see left box).

Physics' slip...

The conservation law originated in Joule's experiments on work/heat equivalence (top left column).
Yet physics' enunciation of the conservation law (bottom left column) would be as lawful without that equivalence!
Physics conservation law is all (and exclusively) about isolated systems.
From that (physics') point of view, the conservation law is merely a synonym expression for "conservation".
Physics' conservation of energy law doesn't do justice to the reality of the work/heat equivalence.

Gravimotion's (an alternative to physics) point of view

In gravimotion's interpretation of Nature the work/heat equivalence is found to be much more important than physics' isolated system and conservation law.
The equivalence work heat is of the utmost importance because that equivalence amounts to unifying two apparently different entities that of work and heat.

This page SUMMARY:

The work/heat equivalence is by far more important than physics' isolated system and conservation law interpretation of it.
The equivalence work/heat is of the utmost importance because it unifies two apparently different entities that of work and heat.
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