On a cold night…

cosy under the covers
intertwining limbs and feet
we exchange heat
embracing entropy
in the thermodynamics
of love.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Mini Challenge: Entropy and thermodynamics

This weekend Bjorn is here with another physics class to spin our creativity: a talk about entropy and thermodynamics. He says that thermodynamics is one of the most misunderstood subjects he knows of and goes on to explain its core quantity – entropy, which represents the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. He also tells us that entropy is closely connected to temperature which is the average energy of the particles in the system. It’s why cool objects warm up and warm objects get cooler, for example, it makes a car engine run.

Which leads to our challenge: Björn would like us to write poems on entropy and the energy it takes to bring order to things; about the waste of creating entropy; about heat and how it changes.

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15 thoughts on “On a cold night…

  1. I like your thermal dynamics of love. Very simple but still emotions inviting. Oh yes Kim, I also invoked love, promise it wasn’t a take off of yours.
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