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Entropy and Negentropy

Entropy and Negentropy

Author: Craig Coletta

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand the concepts of entropy and negentropy and will understand that systems gradually move towards entropy unless additional energy is introduced to them

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Terms to Know
Closed System

A system which is unable to receive new energy from outside itself.


In science, a loss of energy; in human systems, the tendency of a system to become disorganized and less efficient due to gradual energy loss within the system.


The property of a system, which keeps it balanced, stable, or not subject to change.


In science, exported entropy from a system which keeps internal entropy low; in human systems, the tendency of a system to become better organized, improving or maintaining capacity and efficiency.

Open System

A system which is able to receive new energy from outside itself.