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What is Entropy?

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Entropy, often misunderstood yet easily proven through mathematics, caused confusion for many years. A video explains entropy through simple models. It demonstrates the mathematical proof behind the phenomenon.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss Ludwig Boltzmann and his entropy formula in more detail
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of percents and probability
  • Requires a free account to TED-Ed
  • Offers closed captioning in 13 languages
  • Additional resources include many discussion topics and links
  • Relies on higher thinking skills for analysis questions
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