# 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} }

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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