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When we do (and do not) have a classical arrow of time

Roberts, Bryan W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0548-1280 (2013) When we do (and do not) have a classical arrow of time. Philosophy of Science, 80 (5). pp. 1112-1124. ISSN 0031-8248 (Submitted)

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I point out that some common folk wisdom about time reversal invariance in classical mechanics is strictly incorrect, by showing some explicit examples in which classical time reversal invariance fails, even among conservative systems. I then show that there is nevertheless a broad class of familiar classical systems that are time reversal invariant.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Philosophy of Science Association
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 10:44
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:03

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