**Entropy**has often been loosely associated with the amount of

**order**,

**disorder**, and/or chaos in a thermodynamic system. The traditional qualitative description of entropy is that it refers to changes in the status quo of the system and is a measure of "molecular disorder" and the amount of wasted energy in a dynamical energy transformation from one state or form to another. In this direction, several recent authors have derived exact entropy formulas to account for and measure

**disorder**and

**order**in atomic and molecular assemblies. One of the simpler entropy

**order**/

**disorder**formulas is that derived in 1984 by thermodynamic physicist Peter Landsberg, based on a combination of thermodynamics and information theory arguments. He argues that when constraints operate on a system, such that it is prevented from entering one or more of its possible or permitted states, as contrasted with its forbidden states, the measure of the total amount of '

**disorder**' in the system is given by the first equation. Similarly, the total amount of "

**order**" in the system is given by the second equation.

Disorder - Entropy
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Order - Syntropy
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**In which**

**C**

_{D}is the "disorder" capacity of the system, which is the entropy of the parts contained in the permitted ensemble,

**C**

_{I}is the "information" capacity of the system, an expression similar to Shannon's channel capacity, and

**C**

_{O}is the "order" capacity of the system. Wikipedia, Order and Disorder

See Also

**Dynaspheric Force**

**Entropy**

**Figure 2.12.1 - Polarity or Duality**

**Law of Assimilation**

**Order**

**Rhythmic Balanced Interchange**

**Syntropy**

**Table of Cause and Effect Dualities**