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Three merry roads to T-violation

Roberts, Bryan W. (2015) Three merry roads to T-violation. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 52 (Part A). pp. 8-15. ISSN 1355-2198

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2014.08.003

Abstract

This paper is a tour of how the laws of nature can distinguish between the past and the future, or be T-violating. I argue that, in terms of the basic argumentative structure, there are really just three approaches currently being explored. I show how each is characterized by a symmetry principle, which provides a template for detecting T-violating laws even without knowing the laws of physics themselves. Each approach is illustrated with an example, and the prospects of each are considered in extensions of particle physics beyond the standard model.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-histor...
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
CPNSS
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:36
Funders: Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Southern California
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56413

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