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3/6/2017 CosmologicalFoundationsofEntropyFreeThermodynamics:Abstract:Nature

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naturephysicalscience230,1212(01March1971)|doi:10.1038/physci230012a0

CosmologicalFoundationsofEntropyFreeThermodynamics
BENJAMINGALOR

THEoriginofirreversibilityinnature,asimpliedbyseveralauthors14,is
cosmologicalratherthanlocal.Althoughthesestudiesinferthattheexpansionofthe
universegeneratestimeasymmetrynoattempthasbeenmadetoapplythisgeneral
conclusionforestablishingnewfoundationstothermodynamics.Iwishtoshowhow
theexpansionoftheuniversecanserveasapointofdepartureinlayinganewbasisfor
thesecondlawofthermodynamics.Anew,entropyfreethermodynamicscanthusbe
constructedinwhichthesecondlawisderivedfromthefirstlaw.

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