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1st Law of Thermodynamics

Law of Energy Conservation

Energy cannot be created or destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another. The amount of energy in the universe is constant. No system can use or release more energy than it takes in.

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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... their survival. Our body has many cooling mechanisms and one of them is simply disseminating heat when it comes in contact with colder air (simple thermodynamics). This however requires larger surface area so that more heat can be disseminated. Given that a significant portion of breathing also ...

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by kristi2374
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... with that. Living organisms always break the second thermodynamic law! What is the point anyway? That we were created because otherwise the second thermodynamics law would not work?

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by JackBean
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Increase in free energy in glycolysis

I have a fair foundation in chemical thermodynamics from my general chemistry courses, but I have not had a class in biochemistry. This question, however, is about thermodynamics. Unfortunately, while I appreciate your reponse, it doesn't answer ...

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by cadamcross
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Increase in free energy in glycolysis
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Online Study-Summary Resource

... simply nothing after the journey to death other than entropy / second Law of Thermodynamics, and the return of "US" to the infinite Monkey Cage. Please do not ...

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by johncornick
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Study-Summary Resource
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... advise you not to experiment on that though. Because of Newton’s Third Law, if you are able to use your cardiac or neural electricity to disrupt ... that it actually happened. :) 1. I'm fully aware of the second law of thermodynamics (I use it to argue an infinite universe theorem). If I had ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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