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Does Quantum Electrodynamics Have an Arrow of Time?

Atkinson, David (2005) Does Quantum Electrodynamics Have an Arrow of Time? [Preprint]

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Quantum electrodynamics is a time-symmetric theory that is part of the electroweak interaction, which is invariant under a generalized form of this symmetry, the PCT transformation. The thesis is defended that the arrow of time in electrodynamics is a consequence of the assumption of an initial state of high order, together with the quantum version of the equiprobability postulate.


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Atkinson, David
Keywords: time, arrow, quantum electrodynamics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: David Atkinson
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:13
Item ID: 2571
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2571

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