Why isn’t thermal noise work possible?

by PDuarte   Last Updated August 16, 2018 01:25 AM

This must be an absolute naive question, but I’m going to ask it anyway. Aside from the obvious thermodynamic law violation, if I short cut a resistor’s terminals, why doesn’t thermal Nyquist noise in the resistor produce heat and raise its temperature until it burns up?

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