Talk:Entropy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Former good articleEntropy was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
June 22, 2006Good article nomineeListed
February 20, 2008Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article


Proposed merge with Entropy (energy dispersal)[edit]

Due to factual accuracy and contradiction dispute, merging with slight alteration might be a fix. Kirbanzo (talk) 04:00, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Oppose: The Entropy (energy dispersal) article needs expert attention before any merge may be made. Also, as Entropy (disambiguation) shows, we are currently keeping every interpretation of entropy in a separated article. --MaoGo (talk) 08:51, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
Oppose. The article seems to be more about educational issues than entropy itself. That is, what is the right way to teach the subject? Perhaps it should be renamed to Teaching of entropy or something similar. SpinningSpark 09:10, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
Spinning. A good portion of the Entropy (order and disorder) as it is currently written is also about the pedagogy. Maybe we could merge them both into that article. TStein (talk) 21:47, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Good idea, but I'm not the one to do it. Education is not my thing. SpinningSpark 21:56, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Law states vs. law dictates[edit]

I undid this edit by user GeorgeEatonIII (talk · contribs), as the literature seems to disagree. For instance:

Google Scholar Books
"newton's second law states that" 324 4040
"newton's second law dictates that" 10 11

Leaving out the word that gives similar results. - DVdm (talk) 18:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Extensive / Intensive confusion[edit]

Okay so the article starts out by saying "In statistical mechanics, entropy is an extensive property of a thermodynamic system." but then 5 short paragraphs later it says "The entropy of a substance is usually given as an intensive property—" I'm not a scientist so this could be my problem but this stands out and is confusing. It seems like there is a mismatch or something isn't being explicitly differentiated.