Thermodynamics and Energy


DRAFT: On the Arrow of Spacetime

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. *** Consistent with special relativity and statistical physics, here we construct a partition function of space-time events. The union of these two theories resolves longstanding problems in regards to time. It augments the standard description of time given by the (non-relativistic) arrow of time to one able to show the emergence of three macroscopic regimes of time: the past, the present, and the future, represented by space-like entropy, light-like entropy, and time-like entropy, respectively, and in a manner consistent with our experience of said regimes. First, using Fermi-Dirac statistics, we find that the system essentially describes a "waterfall" of space-time events. This "waterfall" recedes in space-time at the speed of light towards the direction of the future as it "floods" local space with events. Furthermore, an observer O will perceive two horizons that can be interpreted as hiding events behind it. The first is an event horizon, and its entropy hides events in the regions that O cannot see. The second is a time horizon, and its entropy "shields" events from O's causal influence. As only past events are "shielded", and not future events, an asymmetry in time is thus created.

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[v1] 2018-09-27 14:28:17
[v2] 2018-10-06 18:16:28
[v3] 2018-10-10 19:48:41
[v4] 2018-10-13 11:44:15
[v5] 2018-10-17 09:33:32
[v6] 2019-06-17 08:39:22

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