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Why is the “quality” of energy decreasing in the universe?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

To explain the reason for the decrease in quality of energy in the universe.

Concept Introduction:

According to the second law of thermodynamics in a cyclic process heat is spontaneously transferred from hot to cold body. And entropy of the universe is always increasing.

Explanation

According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Energy is converted to work and heat. Energy that cannot be converted to any useful form of work is converted to heat. The heat that is released to the surroundings then increases the randomness or disorder of the surroundings...

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