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27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 2. Thermodynamics / c. Conservation of energy

[energy cannot be created or destroyed]

6 ideas
Early Newtonians could not formulate conservation of energy, having no concept of potential energy [Newton, by Papineau]
Leibniz upheld conservations of momentum and energy [Leibniz, by Papineau]
All forces conserve the sum of kinetic and potential energy [Helmholtz, by Papineau]
First Law: energy can change form, but is conserved overall [Close]
Quantum 'wave collapses' seem to violate conservation of energy [Papineau]
If an expected reaction does not occur, that implies a conservation law [Martin,BR]