Conservative entropic forces

@article{Visser2011ConservativeEF,
  title={Conservative entropic forces},
  author={Matt Visser},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • M. Visser
  • Published 26 August 2011
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
Entropic forces have recently attracted considerable attention as ways to reformulate, retrodict, and perhaps even “explain” classical Newtonian gravity from a rather specific thermodynamic perspective. In this article I point out that if one wishes to reformulate classical Newtonian gravity in terms of an entropic force, then the fact that Newtonian gravity is described by a conservative force places significant constraints on the form of the entropy and temperature functions. (These… 

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