Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 72

Answer

The universe is moving to a more disordered state.

Work Step by Step

The second law of thermodynamics says that in natural processes, order tends toward disorder. An increase in order in one part of a system is always offset by an equal or greater increase in disorder elsewhere. This is discussed on page 348.
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