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The Origins of Time-asymmetry in Thermodynamics: The Minus First Law

Brown, Harvey R and Uffink, Jos (2001) The Origins of Time-asymmetry in Thermodynamics: The Minus First Law. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates what the source of time-asymmetry is in thermodynamics, and comments on the question whether a time-symmetric formulation of the Second Law is possible.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: time-asymmetry, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, second law of thermodynamics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Harvey R Brown
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 217
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/217

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