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Time Asymmetry and the Evolution of Physical Laws
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Theortical Chemistry.
2012 (English)In: Advances in the Theory of Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 3-34 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In previous studies we have advocated a retarded-advanced sub-dynamics that goes beyond standard probabilistic formulations supplying a wide-range of interpretations. The dilemma of time reversible microscopic physical laws and the irreversible nature of thermodynamical equations are re-examined from this point of view. The subjective character of statistical mechanics, i.e. with respect to the theoretical formulation relative to a given level of description, is reconsidered as well. A complex symmetric ansatz, incorporating both time reversible and time irreversible evolutions charts the evolution of the basic laws of nature and reveals novel orders of organization. Examples are drawn from the self-organizational behaviour of complex biological systems as well as background dependent relativistic structures including Einstein's laws of relativity and the perihelion movement of Mercury. A possible solution to the above mentioned conundrum is provided for, as a consequence of a specific informity rule in combination with a Godelian like decoherence code protection. The theory comprises an interesting cosmological scenario in concert with the second law.

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2012. 3-34 p.
, Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, ISSN 1567-7354 ; 22
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173105DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2076-3_1ISI: 000301339000001ISBN: 978-94-007-2076-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-173105DiVA: diva2:516507
15th International Workshop on Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics (QSCP), August 31 - September 05, 2010 Cambridge, ENGLAND
Available from: 2012-04-18 Created: 2012-04-18 Last updated: 2012-04-18Bibliographically approved

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