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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|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|
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