Thermodynamic time

In thermodynamics, thermodynamic time is time correlated to an increase in entropy of a given body during process. French biophysicist Louis-Marie Vincent states that the term “thermodynamic time” was introduced by Belgian physicist Ilya Prigogine as being synonymous with a chemical reaction process and the inevitable production of entropy occurring therein, whereby if one were to freeze a reaction, time would no longer flow. [1] The term thermodynamic time is nearly synonymous in meaning with the term thermodynamic arrow.

1. Elsaesser-Valarino, Evelyn. (2001). On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of Near-death Experience (ch. 6: “Dialogue with Louis-Marie Vincent, PhD”, pgs. 176-92; section: What about thermodynamic time?, pgs. 170). Da Capo Press.

Further reading
‚óŹ Thermodynamic Asymmetry in Time – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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