Some thermodynamic considerations on the physical and quantum nature of space and time

Siavash H Sohrab*

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It is suggested that the Planck h = mkk and the Boltzmann k = mkcvk constants have stochastic foundation. It is further suggested that a body of fluid at equilibrium is composed of a spectrum of molecular clusters (energy levels) the size of which are governed by the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution function. Brownian motions are attributed to equilibrium between suspensions and molecular clusters. Atomic (molecular) transition between different size atomic- (molecular-) clusters (energy levels) is shown to result in emission/absorption of energy in accordance with Bohr's theory of atomic spectra. Physical space is identified as a tachyonic fluid that is Dirac's stochastic ether or de Broglie's hidden thermostat. Compressibility of physical space, in accordance with Planck's compressible ether, is shown to result in the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction, thus providing a causal explanation of relativistic effect in accordance with the perceptions of Poincaré and Lorentz. The invariant Schrödinger equation is derived from the invariant Bernoulli equation for incompressible potential flow. Following Heisenberg a temporal uncertainty relation is introduced as Δvβ Δpβ ≥ k.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECOS 2000
EditorsG.G. Hirs, G.G. Hirs
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Engineering

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