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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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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Preprint
    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 11:12
    Item ID: 1575
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1575

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