On Quantum Collapse as a Basis for the Second Law of Thermodynamics

@article{Kastner2016OnQC,
  title={On Quantum Collapse as a Basis for the Second Law of Thermodynamics},
  author={Ruth E. Kastner},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={106}
}
  • R. Kastner
  • Published 24 December 2016
  • Physics
  • Entropy
It was first suggested by David Z. Albert that the existence of a real, physical non-unitary process (i.e., “collapse”) at the quantum level would yield a complete explanation for the Second Law of Thermodynamics (i.e., the increase in entropy over time). The contribution of such a process would be to provide a physical basis for the ontological indeterminacy needed to derive the irreversible Second Law against a backdrop of otherwise reversible, deterministic physical laws. An alternative… 

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