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  • Lou Ellen LaFollette posted an update in the group Group logo of ThermodynamicsThermodynamics 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    “Thermo” refers to heat. Heat refers to energy. Thermodynamics is about the behavior of energy. I propose that energy is more fundamental than matter. Matter emerges from energy. When we smash the atom we are not “converting” matter to energy. We are “releasing” energy which was compressed and composing the atom. I recommend Paul Atkins’ book, “Four Laws That Drive the Universe” Atkins is a Professor of Chemistry at Oxford.

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