Relativity and Cosmology

   

On the Entropic Origin of the Cosmos

Authors: Alexandre Harvey-Tremblay

Treating the universe as one big system of statistical physics is appealing, except that the temperature varies greatly over the system. Here, we show that cosmology is elegantly explained as a simple thermodynamic cycle involving time, space, and entropy. Because the cycle will not be transiting over energy states, the temperature is not constrained to be constant. Instead, the constraint will apply to other related quantities such that an entropic-equilibrium (not thermal) still occurs. In this representation, the classical laws of physics (inertia, special relativity, general relativity, and dark energy) are emergent from the entropy of space-time. The representation also produces an (emergent) arrow of time which, when acting on these laws, enforces the cosmological horizons that bound the observable universe by abruptly limiting the rate of entropy production from each law.

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[v1] 2018-05-14 14:57:54
[v2] 2018-05-15 07:49:19
[v3] 2018-05-16 08:54:46
[v4] 2018-05-17 19:50:53
[v5] 2018-05-18 08:58:14
[v6] 2018-05-21 08:59:35
[v7] 2018-05-24 10:25:04
[v8] 2018-05-24 16:23:22

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