Information Theoretic Description of Time

Research paper by Bharath Ron

Indexed on: 03 Apr '17Published on: 03 Apr '17Published in: arXiv - Quantum Physics


Physics is studying a system based on the information available about it. There are two approaches to physics deterministic and the nondeterministic. The deterministic approaches assume complete availability of information. Since full information about the system is never available nondeterministic approaches such as statistical physics and quantum physics are of high importance. This article is concerned with informational foundations of Physics and a description of time in terms of information. This article addresses the problem of time and a cluster of problems around measurement in quantum mechanics. It gives an interpretation for time in terms of information. The thermal time is shown to be emergent from the noncommutativity of quantum theory.