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Entropy is a useful PROPERTY

BRITISH STANDARD BS ISO 80000-5:2007; Quantities and units — Part 5: Thermodynamics defines entropy as stated below:

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Thermodynamics defines entropy as stated below:

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Entropy has nothing to do with order.

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Entropy has nothing to do with chaos

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Order, disorder, & chaos are not physical quantities. Order, disorder, & chaos can’t be measured. Order, disorder, & chaos cannot be expressed in numbers

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Entropy like Energy is a thermodynamics property

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It takes three steps to prove that Entropy like Energy is a thermodynamics property

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Ideology

Ideology is:

A structured system of representations of aspects of reality. These aspects are determined by the prevailing socio-historical conditions.

Ideologies express aspects of reality: Ideologies are not necessarily true or false but are partial views in two senses of the word:

                • partial because they are limited and;
                • partial because they express the view of only one group or class.

In the approach above, ‘false consciousness’ occurs when one social group expresses the ideology (partial view) of another with whom they are in conflict. And the ruling ideas of any period are not false per se. They are partial aspects of reality which are imposed as the total or only possible view.

Ideologies are ‘structured systems: because they do not consist of a sum of falsifiable individual statements about the world.

Ideologies are more or less coherent outlooks of particular social groups or classes who share broadly similar material interests. And while these ideologies are general enough to have both internal coherence and the ‘flexibility’ to allow for individual differences, they also attempt to be specific enough to explain large areas of the (individual’s in that) group’s day-to-day life.

Ideology need not be expressed in words. Pictures, photographs, the design of machines can powerfully portray and embody a set of ideas.

Example 1:

The layout of places of Religious worship demonstrates how the congregation is to relate to God the simplicity of the Methodist chapel or the majesty of the Catholic cathedral. The architecture is part of the religious ideology of the two social groups.

Example 2:

The Idea of Energy as a product or a commodity in neo-capitalism demonstrates how the well proven mathematical concept in thermodynamic; backed by scientific proof of 1st law of thermodynamics & Albert Einstein, can be changed & tampered with as part of the neo-capitalism ideology to promote Free Market Economy for a totally unrelated non-rivalrous and non-excludable standard service @ 240 Volt 50 Hertz; called electric power supply service. The science becomes partial to promote ideology of the Free Market Economy.

The above two examples show why ideology can be a system of representations, rather than a system of ideas

 

 

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The Progress of a Modern Director-General (with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)

An occasional verse written on Sept. 30, 2003 by Alex Henney, with assistance from people of likeminded ilk, to commemorate the move of Ofgem’s Director-General, Callum McCarthy, to a new post as Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), where he will no doubt wreak on Britain’s savings similar reforms to those he has made in electricity.

I was the very model of a modern Director-General,

Experienced in ways banking and governmental,

Which clearly makes me wonderful.

I moved to a modern office very grand,

With photo of me shaking our great leader by the hand.

Although auctions I did not understand,

I ‘‘modernized’’ and ‘‘reformed’’ electricity,

Introducing NETA with its cost and glorious complexity,

SMP was bad and pay-bid good,

I could clearly see the leaves for the wood,

And was empowered to cast my spell for the public good.

Since I knew all, my critics I ignored,

And some with heavy solicitors gored.

In short in matters politically and economically,

A smarter Director-General there can never simply be

Chorus of IT companies, consultants, etc., who played ‘‘pass the invoice’’ in the Director-General’s office

‘‘A smarter Director-General there simply can never be

He always pays our fees with splendid alacrity

We hangers-on know Ofgem is the place we want to be.’’

No costs or such mundane considerations,

Were needed to support my deliberations.

Anything I said three times was true,

And in New Labour fashion I was reforming for the new.

In any case I could rely on economics Austrian,

So soundly based on Ofgem’s assertion.

And with vigor, if not with rigor,

I could make claims like Tigger,

That NETA cut prices so my reputation got bigger

In the best Campbell style, I then created Ofspin,

And with dramatic graphs and selected figures thin,

I claimed that NETA was working quite a treat,

And thus fooled politicians (agreed—that’s no great feat!).

I continue with my clever strategy,

A smarter Director-General there simply can never be

 Chorus, etc.

Although I do not understand econometrics,

With disdain I dismissed Bower’s fancy tricks,

And helped to tone the NAO’s critiques.

I am endowed with foresight,

So told generators a-fright

As spilt red ink spooked them day and night,

That for all I care they could swing in the light.

But oops, the market did not heed my story,

The price of power has gone back high.

Of course this is not due to NETA,

(And because I say it, the Scots will definitely benefit from BETA).

Now the basis of NETA is being changed,

With cash-out spreads no longer deranged,

While heretics want SMP bids arranged.

If the lights go out because the market is a dog,

And economics prevails rather than me the ideologue,

Then I have gone and leave the blame to Mogg.

You see I have a flexible strategy,

A smarter Director-General there simply can never be.

Chorus, etc.

When power cuts hit London, New York, Italy, and Sweden,

And pundits all are claiming new investments what we’re needin,

I write in the Financial Times,

In language categorical,

The market isn’t bust and the network’s simply wonderful.

At criticism in the press,

I never can suppress

The fact that Ofgem’s always right,

I set it out in black and white.

At one public lecture event,

When I had some wisdom to present,

A Kiwi fool with little sense,

Asked me a question of impertinence.

My skin is very thin I will admit,

I told him ‘‘f—you, I have had enough of this s—.’’

At all times of my tenure, both formerly and latterly,

A tetchier Director General there simply can never be.

Chorus, etc.

At one public lecture event,

When I had some wisdom to present,

A stupid fool with little sense,

Asked me a question of impertinence.

I lost my rag I do admit—

But ah! That’s the privilege of men of deepest wit!

 

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