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Understanding the Time-Asymmetry of Radiation

North, Jill (2003) Understanding the Time-Asymmetry of Radiation. UNSPECIFIED.

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    I discuss the nature of the puzzle about the time-asymmetry of radiation and argue that its most common formulation is flawed. As a result, many proposed solutions fail to solve the real problem. I discuss a recent proposal of Mathias Frisch as an example of the tendency to address the wrong problem. I go on to suggest that the asymmetry of radiation, like the asymmetry of thermodynamics, results from the initial state of the universe.

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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Time-asymmetry; radiation; entropy; thermodynamics.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Jill North
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4958

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