Thermodynamics and Energy


DRAFT: A Derivation of Special and General Relativity from Algorithmic Thermodynamics

Authors: Alexandre Harvey-Tremblay

***DRAFT: Please note that this paper is a draft. It’s purpose is to help me collect my thought and to facilitate informal discussion about the ideas presented herein. This draft remains accessible to facilitate this conversation. For production quality publications, please instead refer to my latest research on a) geometric thermodynamic and b) axiomatic science. *** In this paper, I investigate a prefix-free universal Turing machine (UTM) running multiple programs in parallel, orchestrated by a scheduler. I found that if, over the course of the computation, the scheduler adjusts the work done so as to maximize the entropy in the calculation of the halting probability Omega, the system will follow many laws analogous to the laws of physics. As the scheduler maximizes entropy, the result relies on algorithmic thermodynamics, which connects the halting probability of a prefix-free UTM to the Gibbs ensemble of statistical physics (which also maximizes entropy). My goal with this paper is to show that special relativity, general relativity, and an arrow of time can be derived from algorithmic thermodynamics under a certain choice of thermodynamic observables applied to the halting probability.

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Submission history

[v1] 2017-07-26 14:00:13
[v2] 2017-08-14 10:11:29
[v3] 2017-08-14 14:28:25
[v4] 2017-08-27 17:15:18
[v5] 2017-08-29 16:51:53
[v6] 2017-08-31 17:26:38
[v7] 2017-09-01 12:51:31
[v8] 2017-09-03 06:52:27
[v9] 2017-09-04 15:24:50
[vA] 2017-09-25 12:32:41
[vB] 2017-09-26 07:57:49
[vC] 2017-09-30 10:14:47
[vD] 2017-10-15 08:44:39
[vE] 2017-11-21 08:10:40
[vF] 2017-12-03 10:26:51
[vG] 2019-06-17 08:16:21

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