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Time's arrow from the multiverse point of view

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In this paper, I suggest a possible explanation for the asymmetry of time. In the case that I study, the dynamical laws and the boundary conditions are symmetric, but the behavior of time is not. The underlying mechanism is statistical and closely related to the idea of multiple histories in quantum mechanics, but otherwise rather independent of the particular framework.
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Keywords: Cosmology; Entropy; Multiverse; Time's Arrow

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, University of Stockholm, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Publication date: 08 June 2013

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