What is entropy? - Jeff Phillips


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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-entropy-jeff-phillipsTheres a concept thats crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. Its entropy, and its notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course on entropy. Lesson by Jeff Phillips, animation by Provincia Studio.