The First and second laws of Thermodynamics

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The First and second laws of Thermodynamics The first law of thermodynamics states that states that energy is always conserved; it cannot be created or destroyed. All of the energy and matter in the universe remains constant, it only changes from one form to another. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that "in all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state." Once energy is used in the form of work it has to be replaced to be used again. (Hanson, 2001) In the form of a barrel of oil being burned to produce heat in the form of work to run an engine to power your car, the second law of thermodynamics states that it cannot be used twice
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