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The enigma of irreversibility and the interplay between Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy

Serafino, Loris (2017) The enigma of irreversibility and the interplay between Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy. [Preprint]

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The problem of reconciling a reversible micro-dynamics with the second law of thermodynamics has been a scientific and conceptual challenge for centuries and it continues to animate heated debate even today. In my opinion, one key point lays in the interrelation between the physical, the mathematical and the philosophical aspects of the problem. In many treatments those domains of knowledge dangerously mix, generating confusion and misunderstanding. In this short work I will show how disentangling these three domains for the problem at hand will give a better understanding of the enigma of irreversibility and opens up possibility for future research.


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Serafino, Lorisgeoloris@gmail.com0000-0001-6750-1473
Keywords: Irreversibility, Boltzmann, Statistical Mechanics, Lanford’s Theorem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Loris Serafino
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 14:40
Item ID: 13044
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 1 May 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13044

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