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Three Merry Roads to T-Violation

Roberts, Bryan W. (2013) Three Merry Roads to T-Violation. [Preprint]

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This paper is a tour of how the laws of nature can distinguish between the past and the future, or be T-violating. I argue that, in terms of the basic argumentative structure, there are basically just three approaches currently being explored. The first is an application of Curie's Principle, together with the CPT theorem. The second route makes use of a principle due to Pasha Kabir which allows for a direct detection. The third route makes use of a Non-degeneracy Principle, and is related to the energy spectrum of elementary particles. I show how each provides a general template for detecting T-violation, illustrate each with an example, and discuss their prospects in extensions of particle physics beyond the standard model.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Roberts, Bryan W.bryan.roberts@usc.edu
Keywords: symmetry, time, T-violation, particle physics, quantum mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. Bryan W. Roberts
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 21:52
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2013 15:20
Item ID: 9632
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9632

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