Maxwell's Demon

Sal reminds students that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. However, a thought experiment called "Maxwell's Demon" seems to defy that 2nd Law. Sal covers Maxwell's Demon by illustrating the thought experiment in this video, and showing that, although Maxwell's Demon seems to defy the 2nd law, in reality, it doesn't.

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Grade
7th - 10th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Types
Videos
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Language
English
Instructional Strategy
Flipped Classroom
Usage Permissions
Creative Commons
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