Unformatted text preview: • Solar energy to replace exhausted stock resources (coal, oil). • Perhaps resources are infinite; the only limit is man’s ingenuity. • Another concept of infinitude of resources is based on the conservation of matter and energy. • Matter and energy are indestructible; they can be used many times, but may become unavailable. Resource Limit: 2 • By the laws of thermodynamics, unavailability (chaos) is the ultimate tendency. • Energy, once used, passes to a lower state. • Entropy- inverse of PE • The ultimate is maximum entropy, uniform energy state, and perfect homogeneity of everything. • No material would be concentrated in the future; no energy would be available to concentrate it....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 0000 taught by Professor Faculty during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
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