Posted: Jun 16, 2019 7:04 pm
by newolder
romansh wrote:
newolder wrote:
romansh wrote:
newolder wrote:
Interesting, but how is it connected to a shuffled deck of 52 playing cards?

Which has a higher entropy a pack arranged by suit and order or a shuffled pack?

Entropy, S, is defined as proportional to the logarithm of a system's phase space volume, W, and Boltzmann assigned k to the constant of proportionality. What does a shuffled deck of cards have to do with the chemistry-based definition of entropy change given on page 6 of your link?


You think a physics based definition should be different from a chemistry based one?

For the record I don't.

I think entropy and change in entropy are not the same. One is given by Boltzmann's equation and the other is discussed at your link and involves temperature.

From your link:
Entropy is not "disorder". No way. No how. That's an old 1890s idea that was obsolete after statistical and quantum mechanics became fully developed in chemistry.

Your pack of cards is a red herring.