there are some unnecessarily complicated definitions of entropy up in here. don’t sweat it man, no one gets entropy at first. as you begin to understand the subject matter and do the calculations, it’ll start to make sense.
here’s something to think about: if the universe keeps expanding, eventually there will be the “entropy death of the universe” where the universe attains a maximum entropy. As everything must happen in a way that the universe’s entropy increases, basically there is no energy for anything to happen, thermodynamically speaking.
on second thought, that probably wasn’t any better, but I’m just putting it out there.[/quote]
The class I’m taking involving entropy is Boilers, so I’m only trying to define it in that context. But your definition is helpful as well. It reinforces the idea that entropy is not recoverable, which is important for my study of boilers.