Originally Posted by

**Wildstar**
Entropy is described mathematically but it also works on things that don't seem mathematical at all. The second law of thermodynamics says entropy increases as time goes by. this is mathematically proven, but how does this law that describes things quantify the things it is measuring? My desk gets more disordered, is that entropy? If I throw a manuscript up in the air all of the sheets are now out of order and it's entropy has increased? How do you quantify a neat and tidy room, that then get's disordered? It took energy to disorder it, and it took energy to order it so are these examples of entropy or not. Do mathematical laws and statements apply not only to forces and particles but to everyday life as well?