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The Direction of Time

  • Oliver Penrose
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 574)

Abstract

It is argued, using a relativistic space-time view of the Universe, that Reichenbach’s “principle of the common cause” provides a good basis for understanding the time direction of a variety of time-asymmetric physical processes. Most of the mathematical formulation is based on a probabilistic model using classical mechanics, but the extension to quantumm echanics is also considered.

Keywords

Black Hole Time Reversal Time Direction Markovian Condition Bohmian Mechanic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Penrose
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  1. 1.Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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