4F10.00 - Entropy

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  • T. Ryan Rogers, "Hands-On Model for Investigating Entropy and Disorder in the Classroom", TPT, Vol. 61, #6, Sept. 2023, p. 439.
  • Dan Styer, "Erratum for Dan Styer, "Entropy as Disorder: History of a Misconception", TPT, Vol. 58, Jan 2020, p. 5.
  • Dan Styer, "Entropy as Disorder: History of a Misconception", TPT, Vol. 57, #7, Oct. 2019, p. 454.
  • William Dittrich, Robert Drosd, Leonid Minkin, and Alexander S. Shapovalov, "The Law of Entropy Increase – A Lab Experiment", TPT, Vol. 54, #6, Sept. 2016, p. 348.
  • Jeffrey A. Phillips, "The Macro and Micro of it Is that Entropy Is the Spread of Energy", TPT, Vol. 54, #6, Sept. 2016, p. 344.
  • Entropy and Energy Disposal, Ensemble Interactives, 2023.
  • Entropy versus Disorder, Ensemble Interactives, 2023.
  • Exploring Entropy, Ensemble Interactives, 2023.

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