Mrk said this:
– What I don’t understand is, when you get up in the night, it doesnt’ feel so cold, but in the morning, it’s much colder.
– Mm, I said, maybe it’s the fourth law of thermodynamics.
CP Snow said this: that many scientists may indeed be ignorant of literature, but ask any artist to give you the first law of thermodynamics; they can’t – and this, he says, is the scientific equivalent of asking “have you read a book?”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._P._Snow – 37k
He’s right. Until I lived with Mark, I had no idea what the laws of thermodynamics were. I have only a vague idea now. I think the first one says something like:
“whatever temperature a thing is at, that’s how hot it is.”
and the second one:
“Heat will always go from a hot thing to a cooler thing”
– but I can’t remember the third one. I never remember the third one.
There’s a good explanation here.
http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae280.cfm – 25k
Incidentally, we all know that Heat Rises, but do we know why? Let’s ask Mark. Too late – he’s huddled back under the covers and can’t be reached until later, when the temperature rises. Say, around noon.
Incidentally, the last winter I ever spent in Madrid was exceptionally mild. The temperature rose to 16 degrees centigrade every day.
What does thermodynamics have to say about that, eh?