The Physical Concept of Time.- The Time Arrow of Radiation.- The Thermodynamical Arrow of Time.- The Quantum Mechanical Arrow of Time.- The Time Arrow of Spacetime Geometry.- The Time Arrow in Quantum Cosmology.- Appendix: A Simple Numerical Toy Model.- Epilogue.- References.- Subject Index.
The Physical Basis of The Direction of Time / Edition 5by H. Dieter Zeh
Pub. Date: 11/24/2010
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe. In particular, the book offers an analysis of the physical concept of time.
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