• on Miscellaneous Electronics
  • Published in issue 10/2013 on page 76
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Breaking the Laws of Physics

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Breaking the Laws of Physics
The crude quip for the three laws of thermodynamics is: 1) You can’t win, 2) You can’t break even and 3) You can’t get out of the game. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that every major manufacturer of “1000 watt” home theater systems (with speakers) specifies more output power than it consumes. They’ve apparently invented an entirely new game of thermodynamics!
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