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    Entropy is a measure of the degree of randomness or disorder of systems. Explain how life maintains a high degree of organization (include concepts such as energy, the laws of Thermodynamics, potential and kinetic energy, etc.).

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    1. Entropy is a measure of the degree of randomness or disorder of systems. Explain how life maintains a high degree of organization (include concepts such as energy, the laws of Thermodynamics, potential and kinetic energy, etc.).

    In understanding how life maintains a high degree organization, several concepts are important:

    1. Energy
    2. The Laws of Thermodynamics.
    3. Potential and Kinetic Energy
    4. Entropy

    Energy exists in many forms, such as heat, light, chemical energy, and electrical energy. Energy is defined as the ability to bring about change or to do work.

    Thermodynamics is the study of energy. ...

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    Referring to the definition of Entropy as a measure of the degree of randomness or disorder of systems, this solution explains how life can still maintain a high degree of organization. This discussion includes concepts such as energy, the laws of Thermodynamics, potential and kinetic energy, and entropy.

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