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Thermodynamics: conflicting arrows of time

Thermodynamics: conflicting arrows of time
Thermodynamics: conflicting arrows of time
Entropy is an important indicator in physics of the passage of time. Briefly, time increase is usually matched by entropy increase. Is it possible that the Universe contains regions in which time runs in a direction opposite to ours? This exciting, but unlikely, possibility has been investigated by Schulman, L.S. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5419–5422; 1999), who has studied the entropy of two interacting gases of particles with opposing arrows of time...
0028-0836
609-609
Landsberg, Peter T.
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Vickers, James
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Landsberg, Peter T.
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Vickers, James
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Landsberg, Peter T. and Vickers, James (2000) Thermodynamics: conflicting arrows of time. Nature, 403, 609-609. (doi:10.1038/35001182).

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Entropy is an important indicator in physics of the passage of time. Briefly, time increase is usually matched by entropy increase. Is it possible that the Universe contains regions in which time runs in a direction opposite to ours? This exciting, but unlikely, possibility has been investigated by Schulman, L.S. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5419–5422; 1999), who has studied the entropy of two interacting gases of particles with opposing arrows of time...

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Published date: 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 29495
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29495
ISSN: 0028-0836
PURE UUID: 91e7f725-a222-4032-a4d0-b666c531b44a
ORCID for James Vickers: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1531-6273

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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:33

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Author: Peter T. Landsberg
Author: James Vickers ORCID iD

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