The generalized second law in the emergent universe

Sergio del Campo, Ramón Herrera, Diego Pavón

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Abstract

This Letter studies 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 era of thermal radiation dominated expansion. As it turns out, the said law is satisfied provided the radiation component does not largely contribute to the total energy of the static phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume707
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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