Growing Classical and Quantum Entropies in the Early Universe
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- Ardenghi, J.S. & Castagnino, M.A. Int J Theor Phys (2010) 49: 171. doi:10.1007/s10773-009-0190-z
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Following the idea that the global and local arrow of time has a cosmological origin, we define an entropy in the classical and in the quantum periods of the universe evolution. For the quantum period a semi-classical approach is adopted, modelling the universe with Wheeler-De Witt equation and using WKB. By applying the self-induced decoherence to the state of the universe it is proved that the quantum universe becomes a classical one. This allows us to define a conditional entropy which, in our simplified model, is proportional to e2γt where γ is the dumping factor associated with the interaction potential of the scalar fields. Finally we find both Gibbs and thermodynamical entropy of the universe based in the conditional entropy.