Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Laws of Troofer Physics

en·tro·py
(on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not available for work during a thermodynamic process. A closed system evolves toward a state of maximum entropy.


Richard Gage, who must have taken a different type of physics class in college defines this somewhat differently, in an interview with Peter Collins from last week.

Collins: It [WTC7] would have careened off to some odd angle because the upper part of the building would be intact, essentially, not quite the foundation, but the area above it would have collapsed. And you would have had some remnants of the upper stories intact. Would you not?

Gage: Yeah, that would be called entropy, the Law of Entropy. Following the path of least resistance. But it doesn't do that it goes straight down. Through the path of greatest resistance. The remaining columns were not damaged, breaking 400 structural steel connections per second.

Uhh, that would be called the Law of Gravity. It was in all the papers.

At least he didn't say "crackity crack"

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