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Three merry roads to T-violation

Roberts, Bryan W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0548-1280 (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


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.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 07:09
Funders: Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Southern California

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