Perpetual Motion Layman's Terms
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... if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state.'
The reason why potential energy is lost is due to entropy (energy lost due to disorder). Think of a puck being shot along the ice. The puck will go a ...