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Difference Principle and Black-hole Thermodynamics

Martin, Pete;
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  • Published: 26 Jun 2009
Abstract
The heuristic principle that constructive dynamics may arise wherever there exists a difference, or gradient, is discussed. Consideration of black-hole entropy appears to provide a clue for setting a lower bound on any extensive measure of such collective system difference, or potential to give rise to constructive dynamics. It is seen that the second-power dependence of black-hole entropy on mass is consistent with the difference principle, while consideration of Hawking radiation forces one to beware of implicit figure-ground distinctions in the application of the difference principle.
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arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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