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Cosmogenesis: The Growth of Order in the Universe Paperback – Mar 17 2003

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (March 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195069080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195069082
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.2 x 23.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
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"Lazyer, an eminent astrophysicist, discusses the fundamental question, how did order arise in the universe? This is a broad treatment at a level appropriate for undergraduate science students and sophisticated nonscience majors. The roles of randomness and order in subjects such as quantum
mechanics, galactic origin and evolution, molecular biology, the evolution of species, and the development of language are presented and discussed in a way that ties them together....Since the chapters are somewhat self-contained, the book could be used effectively as outside reading in a 'science
for nonscientist' class."--Choice

"Inspired by cosmology, Layzer deals with the paradox of creation of order by saying that, if entropy in the environment increases more than the entropy of the system, then the system becomes more ordered in that environment. Entropy and order can both increase at the same time without
violating the second law of thermodynamics. This phenomenon can be described as: if the expansion of a set of systems is so quick that a number of states which are occupied increases less rapidly than the number of states which are available (i.e., the phase space gets bigger), entropy and order can
increase at the same time. Unlike Prigogine, Layzer does not need to assume that an energy flow from the environment of a system can cause a local decrease in entropy within the system. Entropy and order increase together because the realization of structure lags behind the expansion of phase
space." -- Piero Scaruffi, Thymos.com

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