Notes on spacetime thermodynamics and the observer dependence of entropy

  title={Notes on spacetime thermodynamics and the observer dependence of entropy},
  author={Donald Marolf and Djordje Minic and Simon F Ross},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Because of the Unruh effect, accelerated and inertial observers differ in their description of a given quantum state. The implications of this effect are explored for the entropy assigned by such observers to localized objects that may cross the associated Rindler horizon. It is shown that the assigned entropies differ radically in the limit where the number of internal states n becomes large. In particular, the entropy assigned by the accelerated observer is a bounded function of n. General… 

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