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Entropy 2004, 6(1), 68-75; doi:10.3390/e6010068
From Randomness to Order
Received: 18 June 2003 / Accepted: 19 December 2003 / Published: 12 March 2004
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Abstract: I review some selected situations in which order builds up from randomness, or a losing trend turns into winning. Except for Section 4 (which is mine), all cases are well documented and the price paid to achieve order is apparent.
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