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There's some. The basic idea is that entropy, as rigorously defined in statistical physics, can be equated to complexity. This is an idea that has been around since at least the 1957 paper by Jaynes. In a fairly hand-wavey way, one can then say that a system that is being fed a large quantity of free energy (as the earth is by the sun) tends to become more ...


This question is really asking for examples, and the list of ways that knowledge of physics can be used in biology could be very long. However, here are a couple of examples: Systems ecology, especially with regard to energy and nutrient flow. This type of ecology can be strongly influenced by physics. For one example see the book Theoretical Ecosystem ...

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