# Thermodynamics: The Unique Universal Science

## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. An Overview of Classical Thermodynamics

## 3. Thermodynamics and the Arrow of Time

## 4. Modern Thermodynamics, Information Theory, and Statistical Energy Analysis

## 5. Dynamical Systems

## 6. System Thermodynamics: A Postmodern Approach

## 7. Thermodynamics of Living Systems

## 8. Thermodynamics and the Origin of Life

## 9. The Second Law, Entropy, Gravity, and Life

## 10. The Second Law, Health, Illness, Aging, and Death

## 11. The Second Law, Consciousness, and the Entropic Arrow of Time

## 12. Relativistic Mechanics

## 13. Relativistic Thermodynamics

## 14. Special Relativity and Thermodynamics

## 15. Relativity, Temperature Invariance, and the Entropy Dilation Principle

## 16. General Relativity and Thermodynamics

## 17. Conclusions

## Acknowledgments

## Conflicts of Interest

## References and Notes

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**Figure 1.**The primed reference frame ${\mathcal{F}}^{\prime}$ is moving with a constant velocity v relative to the unprimed reference frame $\mathcal{F}$ as measured by a stationary observer in $\mathcal{F}$. Alternatively, by the principle of relativity, a stationary observer in ${\mathcal{F}}^{\prime}$ measures a velocity $-v$ relative to $\mathcal{F}$.

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