Friday, November 27, 2020
Home Constructal News Thermodynamics Today

Thermodynamics Today

In a recent paper published in the prestigious “Energy”, Bejan presents his view on Thermodynamics and Science itself.

“Science is like a civilized territory that improves, prospers and expands because it makes life better for the people who belong to it. It expands as long as it keeps producing useful things, which attract people. The civilized welcome the newcomers, the nobodies, provided that they obey the laws, the discipline. People join because their lives become better that way.”

“To fight the barbarians who pillage on the perimeter is a necessary and unpleasant effort, a nuisance, not the objective. As the defeated barbarians are assimilated and civilized, the civilized territory expands and, as a result, life, peace, movement and freedom flourish. The civilized territory that does not fight the pillagers is destined to disappear along with the good way of life that it was sustaining.”

“Thermodynamics, like all the useful artifacts (e.g., science) produced by the civilized, is no different.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544218313896?via%3Dihub (open access for one month)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_eof9X53lcOM3lLVjFmR3JkWTI0VmhLSWJtb0gxbXpjR3pZ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

The Constructal law explained – video from the Franklin Institute

This very explanatory video on the Contructal law was made by the Franklin Institute for the medals ceremony, when Adrian Bejan received the...

“The Evolving Design of Our Life” Adrian Bejan’s article in LA+DESIGN magazine

As an interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture, LA+ DESIGN magazine delves into the role of design in times of transformative technological and environmental change...

Keep it Juicy! Physics Says Time DOES Fly

Time seems to fly as we age. The Keep It Juicy! blog author, Helen Mitternight, talks to physicist Adrian Bejan about the physics...

Science and The Origin of Living Things

"Adrian Bejan, J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, delivers a thought-provoking analysis of the mechanics of life, energy, and the science...

Recent Comments