|Entropy for Nerds fragrance by Lord Kelvin, humor by Lyle Zapato?). ||The Entropy Institute: Science cartoon by T McCracken.|
Joke: “What is the difference between thermodynamics and a stick?
Answer: “A stick has two ends and no beginning. Thermodynamics has two ‘beginnings’ (the first and second law) and no end.”
“In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!”
|From lecture notes (Ѻ) on the Lane-Emden model of stellar structure, derived in part from Robert Emden, based on thermodynamics and physical chemistry, wherein calculus, a pre-requisite to thermodynamics, is pegged the easy part.|
“Thermodynamics is a funny subject. The first time you go through it, you don't understand it at all. The second time you go through it, you think you understand it, except for one or two small points. The third time you go through it, you know you don't understand it, but by that time you are so used to it, it doesn't bother you anymore.”
See main: Founders of thermodynamics and suicideA large number of thermodynamics founders and founders of human chemistry (e.g. Otto Weininger) and their relations have notoriously met their reaction end (death) by their own hand:
|A photo of Hell, Michigan, "frozen" with ice.|
See main: Thermodynamics of hellThe seed of the thermodynamics of hell joke originated in the circa 1920 article “The Temperature of Heaven and Hell” written by American physicist Paul Foote.
|"Baby Thermodynamics" (15 Nov 07)||"Lego Stop Motion Thermodynamics" (28 Apr 09)||Simpsons and thermodynamics|
|A 1992 Far Side cartoon parody of the "nature abhors a vacuum" postulate, used used as a humorous illustration for Derek Halpern’s theory that knowledge vacuums exist in social arenas and that nature abhors them, subsequently advertisers can use this rule to pull readers in. |