Physical Origins of Time Asymmetry (Paperback)
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Physical Origins of Time Asymmetry (Paperback)

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Paperback 536 Pages / Published: 21/03/1996
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In the world about us, the past is distinctly different from the future. More precisely, we say that the processes going on in the world about us are asymmetric in time or display an arrow of time. Yet this manifest fact of our experience is particularly difficult to explain in terms of the fundamental laws of physics. Newton's laws, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, Einstein's theory of gravity, etc., make no distinction between past and future - they are time-symmetric. Reconciliation of these profoundly conflicting facts is the topic of this volume. It is an interdisciplinary survey of the variety of interconnected phenomena defining arrows of time, and their possible explanations in terms of underlying time-symmetric laws of physics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568371
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 910 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'...a veritable fireworks of ideas in computation, physics and cosmology...The distinction of the participants and the intrinsic interest of the topics discussed make this a book that should be available to all physicists as well as to students of cognate subjects.' Peter T. Landberg, Nature
'By far the best available account of current ideas on the issue, presented by those most qualified to do so. It is outstanding in its presentation and overall quality and most certainly stands out as one volume which should find its way onto the shelves of every researcher seriously interested in this field.' Classical and Quantum Gravity
'One feature which I enjoyed was the reproduction of the lively questions and discussion following the papers.' Professor P. Knight, Contemporary Physics
'...an in-depth introduction to a fascinating set of inter-related topics about the nature of time. It is written at a level that is sure to be stimulating to a sophisticated theorist while still accessible to a young graduate student.' Physics Today

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