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Irreversibility and nonlocality

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Abstract

We discuss and illustrate the fact that the second law of thermodynamics, when formulated as a dynamical principle, implies a departure from locality. This discussion involves an extension of our theory to singular distribution functions. Certain analogies between our considerations and the conclusion of Gödel's theorem are briefly mentioned.

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Misra, B., Prigogine, I. Irreversibility and nonlocality. Lett Math Phys 7, 421–429 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00398764

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Keywords

  • Distribution Function
  • Statistical Physic
  • Group Theory
  • Dynamical Principle
  • Singular Distribution