entropy = "specific waste heat" ?

if I start thinking of "entropy" as really being "specific waste
heat" (unharvestable energy per degree temperature), am I in any way
oversimplifying, or misunderstanding the term?
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dances_with_barkadas
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It's a good approximation for thermodynamics, but it does leave out a lot of statistical mechanics content. For example, why should the waste heat be maximized for physiochemical processes?
Entropy (or more accurately the negentropy) is also a measure of the amount of information present in a system.
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Andy Resnick

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