Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Faculty Publications and Presentations

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

7-27-2021

Abstract

The concept of generalized entropy is introduced and some of its properties are studied. Irreversible time evolution can be generated by a non-Hermitian superoperator on the states of the system. The case when irreversibility comes about from embedding the system in a thermal reservoir is looked at. The time evolution is found compatible both with equilibrium thermodynamics and entropy production near the final state. Some examples are presented as well as a longer introduction as to how this might play a role in the black hole information loss paradox.

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Original published version available at https://novapublishers.com/shop/advances-in-thermodynamics-research/.

Publication Title

Advances in Thermodynamics Research

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