Relativity and Cosmology

   

Is Initial Data for Cosmological Arrow of Time Emerging Due to Inflation Start?

Authors: Andrew Beckwith

We ask if setting the vanishing chemical potential limit μ -> 0 with entropy S ∝ T3 [1] for a number of degrees of freedom significantly greater than the standard electroweak value of gstar ~ 100 - 120, do we have a new foundation for the arrow of time in quantum cosmology with inflation?

Comments: 5 pages. One figure. Contribution to the Rudn 10 conference by Andrew Beckwith, in a parallel session in cosmology, May 30, 2010 at Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, Russia as a guest of the Russian Gravitational society.

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