Foundations of Physics 40 (3):267-275 (2010)

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Ana Perez
University of California at Santa Barbara
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Based on Newton’s laws reformulated in the Hamiltonian dynamics combined with statistical mechanics, we formulate a statistical mechanical theory supporting the hypothesis of a closed universe oscillating in phase-space. We find that the behavior of this universe as a whole can be represented by a free entropic oscillator whose lifespan is nonhomogeneous, thus implying that time is shorter or longer according to the state of this universe given through its entropy. We conclude that time reduces to the entropy production of this universe and that a nonzero entropy production means that local fluctuations could exist giving rise to the appearance of masses and to the curvature of the space
Keywords Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics  Irreversibility  Cosmological theories
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-009-9388-4
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