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Displaying all lectures given by: gian paolo beretta


PIRSA:09100088  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Mechanics and Thermodynamics can be fundamentally united by density operators with an ontic status obeying a locally maximum entropy production dynamics. But at what price?
Speaker(s): gian paolo beretta
Abstract: Perhaps the earliest explicit ansatz of a truly ontic status for the density operator has been proposed in [G.N. Hatsopoulos and E.P. Gyftopoulos, Found. Phys., Vol.6, 15, 127, 439, 561 (1976)]. Their self-consistent, unified quantum theory of Mechanics and Thermodynamics hinges on: (1) modifyng the... read more
Date: 01/10/2009 - 9:30 am

PIRSA:07110008  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
What if Quantum Thermodynamics were a fundamental extension of Quantum Mechanics?
Speaker(s): gian paolo beretta
Abstract: What if the second law of thermodynamics, in the hierarchy of physical laws, were at the same level as the fundamental laws of mechanics, such as the great conservation principles? What if entropy were an intrinsic property of matter at the same level as energy is universally understood to be? What ... read more
Date: 08/11/2007 - 4:00 pm
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