Richard Tolman

Richard Tolman nsIn thermodynamics, Richard Tolman (1881-1948) was an American chemical engineer and theoretical cosmologist, of the MIT school of thermodynamics, noted for his 1934 Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology, with curious chapters on the thermodynamics of stationary systems, thermodynamics of moving systems, and relativistic thermodynamics. [1]

In his theories, Tolman supposedly introduces the theory that as the entropy of the universe rises, so do the universe cycle sizes and lengths tend to grow. Tolman’s cosmological cycles theories are employed by Paul Davies. [2]

Tolman was one of the original members of the Technocracy group.

1. Tolman, Richard C. (1934). Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
2. Davies, Paul. (1992). The Mind of God: the Search for Ultimate Meaning (entropy, 5+ pgs). Simon & Schuster.

External links
‚óŹ Richard Tolman – Wikipedia.

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