The generalized second law and the emergent universe

D. Pavón, S. Del Campo, RAMON ALEJANDRO HERRERA APABLAZA

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Abstract

We explore whether the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in the transition from a generic initial Einstein static phase to the inflationary phase, with constant Hubble rate, and from the end of the latter to the conventional thermal radiation dominated era of expansion. As it turns out, the said law is satisfied provided the radiation component does not contribute largely to the total energy of the static phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories
EditorsKjell Rosquist, Robert T. Jantzen, Remo Ruffini, Remo Ruffini
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages1599-1601
Number of pages3
Edition210699
ISBN (Print)9789814612142
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 Jul 20157 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameThe 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting: On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories - Proceedings of the MG13 Meeting on General Relativity, 2012
Number210699

Conference

Conference13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period1/07/157/07/15

Keywords

  • Early universe
  • Thermodynamics

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