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# The conservation of energy is a principal matter in the study of energy.

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Elizabeth Abbs TAG ESSAY May 17, 2002 Unit V-Energy and Entropy The conservation of energy is a principal matter in the study of energy. One must first understand the Conservation of Energy Law. This fundamental law of physics reads that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but that energy must be transformed or transferred. ...read more.

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As Mr. Comosy uses as an example in class, don't cut your butter with a chain saw. When we say, "conserve energy," we are stating that the expensive processes of converting energy are meaningful. Entropy is the useless energy that has dispersed from conversion. Conservation of energy is the performing of "irreversible processes." ...read more.

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We might have to change our lifestyle to effect difficult decisions in the future. As I review Galileo's balls on the elevated platforms, for the second time, I come to the conclusion that they are not totally realistic. In order for the potential energy due to gravity to transform to kinetic energy, friction must take a part in causing some of the energy to become lost or useless. This is entropy. ...read more.

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