If you’re a fan of Thomas Pynchon, you may be interested in something I wrote about Newton, thermodynamics, and Pynchon’s story “Entropy” over at ThomasPynchon.com.
The gist of it is this: Pynchon signed two copies of his famous story “Entropy” with the inscription F = ma, that is, Newton’s second law. Why would he do that? What does Newton’s second law have to do with entropy?
I discuss the science that relates F = ma to entropy, and speculate on what Pynchon might have meant.
And BTW, stay tuned for more on science in Pynchon’s work.