History Main / NoConservationOfEnergy

5th Jun '17 12:25:55 PM WillKeaton
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* From the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', items labelled with the "[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/system:page-tags/tag/ectoentropic ectoentropic]]" tag specifically involve this trope as it means the object can generate matter and/or energy in manner that violates the laws of thermodynamics.

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* From the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', items labelled with the "[[http://www.[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/system:page-tags/tag/ectoentropic ectoentropic]]" "ectoentropic"]] tag specifically involve this trope as it means the object can generate matter and/or energy in manner that violates the laws of thermodynamics.
5th Jun '17 12:24:19 PM WillKeaton
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-energy_universe Zero-energy Universe theory]] suggests the energy of the Universe contained in matter is canceled by the energy present in the form of gravitation. Such an Universe could have been born from a quantum fluctuation in the middle of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_nihilo#Modern_physics nothingness]] and requires the Universe to be flat[[note]]With no measurable space curvature[[/note]], in line with current observations.

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-energy_universe Zero-energy Universe theory]] suggests the energy of the Universe contained in matter is canceled by the energy present in the form of gravitation. Such an Universe could have been born from a quantum fluctuation in the middle of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_nihilo#Modern_physics nothingness]] and requires the Universe to be flat[[note]]With no measurable space curvature[[/note]], curvature,[[/note]] in line with current observations.
5th Jun '17 12:23:44 PM WillKeaton
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** There is also the [[http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2012:Water_wheel#Dwarven_Water_Reactor Dwarven Water Reactor]], which is a power-producing perpetual motion machine that relies on using a pump to raise water to power multiple waterwheels (which are hooked up to the pump and whatever else needs power)

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** There is also the [[http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2012:Water_wheel#Dwarven_Water_Reactor Dwarven Water Reactor]], Reactor,]] which is a power-producing perpetual motion machine that relies on using a pump to raise water to power multiple waterwheels (which are hooked up to the pump and whatever else needs power)



* Surprisingly, Franchise/SuperMarioBros somewhat averts this. Some of the characters are described as drawing power from stars inside them, which would provide more than enough energy for the things they do. There's still no explanation for how this works; and it's still played straight otherwise.

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* Surprisingly, Franchise/SuperMarioBros ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' somewhat averts this. Some of the characters are described as drawing power from stars inside them, which would provide more than enough energy for the things they do. There's still no explanation for how this works; and it's still played straight otherwise.



* Averted precisely once in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/17p82 here]].

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* Averted precisely once in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/17p82 here]].here.]]
5th Jun '17 12:20:56 PM WillKeaton
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Minor sidebar for Science Fiction authors who ''want'' to violate conservation of energy: You'll want to look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noether%27s_theorem Noether's Theorem]], which says that for every differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical theory there is a corresponding conserved quantity. This basically means that if energy is not conserved, then the laws of physics must be changing over time. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy#Noether.27s_theoremSee also Wikipedia's further coverage as this applies to conservation of energy.]]

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Minor sidebar for Science Fiction authors who ''want'' to violate conservation of energy: You'll want to look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noether%27s_theorem Noether's Theorem]], which says that for every differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical theory there is a corresponding conserved quantity. This basically means that if energy is not conserved, then the laws of physics must be changing over time. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy#Noether.27s_theoremSee See also Wikipedia's further coverage as this applies to conservation of energy.]]
5th Jun '17 12:20:42 PM WillKeaton
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Minor sidebar for Science Fiction authors who ''want'' to violate conservation of energy: You'll want to look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noether%27s_theorem Noether's Theorem]], which says that for every differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical theory there is a corresponding conserved quantity. This basically means that if energy is not conserved, then the laws of physics must be changing over time. See also Wikipedia's further coverage as this applies to conservation of energy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy#Noether.27s_theorem here]].

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Minor sidebar for Science Fiction authors who ''want'' to violate conservation of energy: You'll want to look up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noether%27s_theorem Noether's Theorem]], which says that for every differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical theory there is a corresponding conserved quantity. This basically means that if energy is not conserved, then the laws of physics must be changing over time. See also Wikipedia's further coverage as this applies to conservation of energy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy#Noether.27s_theorem here]].
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28th May '17 3:33:00 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and WarhammerFantasy. In the former psykers harvest energy by summoning miniature gateways to the high-energy chaotic realm of the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]] with attached risks of drawing [[EldritchAbomination daemons]] through with the power they use, in the latter wizards are able to draw upon the ambient Winds of Magic (which have chaotic and irregular power levels, no less) to fling spells.

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* Averted in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and WarhammerFantasy.''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''. In the former psykers harvest energy by summoning miniature gateways to the high-energy chaotic realm of the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]] with attached risks of drawing [[EldritchAbomination daemons]] through with the power they use, in the latter wizards are able to draw upon the ambient Winds of Magic (which have chaotic and irregular power levels, no less) to fling spells.
27th May '17 4:24:39 PM NXTangl
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** Since the square-cube law would serve to crush a {{Kaiju}} made of ordinary materials, [[FridgeBrilliance maybe Snookums was actually much]] ''[[FridgeBrilliance lighter]]'' [[FridgeBrilliance than his originial size would indicate?]]
27th May '17 4:16:55 PM NXTangl
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* GaoGaiGar [[ZigZagged zigzags]] this trope. [[{{Robeast}} Zonders]] need to consume inorganic matter to increase in size, the [[DropTheHammer Goldion Hammer]] dissolves matter into unknown glowing particles, the Eraserhead missile nullifies energy by redirecting it outside of the atmosphere, and Zonder Metal Plants need external sources of energy to bloom. On the other hand, Zonder metal is seemingly reduced to nothing by G-stone energy, and the G-stone itself can seemingly increase its output power indefinitely, corresponding to its user's HeroicSpirit.
26th Feb '17 12:57:25 PM Gosicrystal
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PerpetualMotionMachine is a subtrope of this. See also ShapeshifterBaggage, ElementalBaggage, ArtMajorPhysics. This trope is often implied among certain RequiredSecondaryPowers. It is seldom recognized that TimeTravel involves the violation of conservation of mass and energy, in that matter disappears at one time and reappears ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble loosely speaking]]) at another time.

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PerpetualMotionMachine is a subtrope of this. See also ShapeshifterBaggage, ElementalBaggage, ArtMajorPhysics.ArtisticLicensePhysics. This trope is often implied among certain RequiredSecondaryPowers. It is seldom recognized that TimeTravel involves the violation of conservation of mass and energy, in that matter disappears at one time and reappears ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble loosely speaking]]) at another time.
28th Jan '17 6:03:19 PM KenMoreau
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** Stark was pumping an amazing amount of power into the chamber via the Vita-Rays: we are told explicitly that the machine consumes a very large percentage of the power supply for the area. Are we seeing energy to matter conversion? The [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale math doesn't work out]], but at least it's a start...
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