Does quantum electrodynamics have an arrow of time?

David Atkinson*

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Quantum electrodynamics is a time-symmetric theory that is part of the electroweak interaction, which is invariant under a generalized form of this symmetry, the PCT transformation. The thesis is defended that the arrow of time in electrodynamics is a consequence of the assumption of an initial state of high order, together with the quantum version of the equiprobability postulate. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)528-541
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftStudies in history and philosophy of modern physics
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - sep-2006
EvenementConference on Arrows of Time - , Mongolia
Duur: 17-dec-200420-dec-2004

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