The Increase of Entropy: A Critical Discussion
The irreversibility of processes, expressed mathematically by the positivity of kinetic coefficients and the corresponding increase of entropy in time, is a fundamental fact of our world. Life as we know it, starting with birth and ending with death, would be unthinkable without irreversibility. Measurements, the collection of data, “common experience” generally speaking would be impossible without it. The asymmetry of time is so obvious to us that it is hard to consider it in a detached way.
KeywordsTime Reversal Information Entropy External Perturbation Recurrence Time Thermodynamic Entropy
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