Definitions of time symmetry and examples of time-directed behaviour are discussed in the framework of discrete Markov processes. It is argued that typical examples of time-directed behaviour can be described using time-symmetric transition probabilities. Some current arguments in favour of a distinction between past and future on the basis of probabilistic considerations are thereby judged to be unjustified.
|Title of host publication||Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics |
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||1402099037, 978-1402099038|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Dec 2010|