Time's Arrow

Time's Arrow

Lecture 4 of 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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This Lecture: Embark on the quest that will occupy the rest of the course: Why is there an arrow of time? Explore how memory and aging orient us in time. Then look at irreversible processes, such as an egg breaking or ice melting. These capture the essence of the one-way direction of time. The Course: Time seems to be woven into the very fabric of the universe. But why? In 24 riveting half-hour episodes, Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time shows how a feature of the world that we all experience connects us to the instant of the formation of the universe - and possibly to a multiverse that is unimaginably larger and more varied than the known cosmos. All Lectures: 1. Why Time Is a Mystery 2. What Is Time? 3. Keeping Time 4. Time's Arrow 5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics 6. Reversibility and the Laws of Physics 7. Time Reversal in Particle Physics 8. Time in Quantum Mechanics 9. Entropy and Counting 10. Playing with Entropy 11. The Past Hypothesis 12. Memory, Causality, and Action 13. Boltzmann Brains 14. Complexity and Life 15. The Perception of Time 16. Memory and Consciousness 17. Time and Relativity 18. Curved Spacetime and Black Holes 19. Time Travel 20. Black Hole Entropy 21. Evolution of the Universe 22. The Big Bang 23. The Multiverse 24. Approaches to the Arrow of Time
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Carroll, Sean
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