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Orders of magnitude (entropy)

The following list shows different orders of magnitude of entropy.

Factor (J K−1) Value Item
10−24 9.5699×10−24 J K−1 entropy equivalent of one bit of information, = k ln 2[1]
1 5.74 J K−1 standard entropy of 1 mole of graphite[2]
1033 ≈ 1035 J K−1 entropy of the Sun (given as ≈ 1042 erg K−1 in Bekenstein (1973))[3]
1054 1.5 × 1054 J K−1 entropy of a black hole of one solar mass (given as ≈ 1060 erg K−1 in Bekenstein (1973))[3]
1081 4.3 × 1081 J K−1 one estimate of the theoretical maximum entropy of the universe[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Jean-Bernard Brissaud (14 February 2005). "The Meaning of Entropy". Entropy, 2005, 7[1], 68–96. Retrieved 2010-04-21.  page 72 (page 5 of pdf)
  2. ^ Chung Chieh. "Entropy: A Study Guide". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b Jacob D. Bekenstein (1973). "Black Holes and Entropy". Physical Review D 7 (8).  
  4. ^ Chas A. Egan; Charles H. Lineweaver (25 January 2010). "A Larger Estimate of the Entropy of the Universe".  
  5. ^ Calculated: 3.1e104 * k = 3.1e104 * 1.381e-23 J/K = 4.3e81 J/K

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