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Comment on Fritz Rohrlich's "Causality and the Arrow of Classical Time".

ROVELLI, Carlo (2004) Comment on Fritz Rohrlich's "Causality and the Arrow of Classical Time". [Preprint]

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Rohrlich claims that ``the problem of the arrow of time in classical dynamics has been solved". The solution he proposes is based on the equations governing the motion of extended particles. Rohrlich claims that these equations, which must take self-interaction into account, are are not invariant under time reversal. I dispute this claim, on several grounds.


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ROVELLI, Carlo
Additional Information: Comment to a paper appeared in "Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics".
Keywords: Arrow of time, extended particles, time reversal, causality.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1575
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1575

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