Entropy: Equation & Calculations


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Which of the following describes the meaning of the term 'entropy'?

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1. Which of the following is NOT possible according to the second law of thermodynamics?

2. When you tidy up a mess in your home, and make things more orderly, what happens to the entropy of the universe and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the fundamental patterns of the universe is defined by entropy. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of calculations involving entropy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of entropy
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Entropy equations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on entropy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about entropy to examine information about the universe
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve entropy equations

Additional Learning

To learn more about the universe, review the accompanying lesson on Entropy: Equation & Calculations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines entropy
  • Explains the second law of thermodynamics
  • Covers key equations used in entropy