Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems


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Which of the following is the best definition of energy?

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1. Which of the following is the best definition of entropy?

2. What happens to the amount of usable energy in a system over time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the definition of energy as well as knowing the best definition of entropy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of energy
  • Best explanation of entropy
  • Levels of usable energy over time
  • Example of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Best example of the Second Law

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Second Law
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as entropy and energy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Second Law and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the law commonly referred to as the Law of Entropy, review the corresponding lesson on the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what potential energy is
  • Know the difference between usable and unusable forms of energy
  • Understand the principles behind the First Law and Second Law
  • Appreciate what the Law of Entropy states
  • Describe common applications of the Second Law