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Interactive video lesson plan for: Why Doesn't Time Flow Backwards? (Big Picture Ep. 1/5)

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Thanks to Google Making and Science for supporting this series, and to Sean Carroll for collaborating on it! His book can be found here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/316646/the-big-picture-by-sean-carroll/

Playlist of the full video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoaVOjvkzQtyZF-2VpJrxPz7bxK_p1Dd2

Link to Patreon supporters here: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters.html

AMAZING Interactive Entropy explainer by Aatish Bhatia: http://aatishb.github.io/entropy/

This video is about why entropy gives rise to the arrow of time, and also how the initial low-entropy condition of the universe is responsible for the fact that we experience time right now, and how ultimately it will lead to the high-entropy heat death of the universe.

REFERENCES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

David Wallace on entropy of gravitating systems:
http://arxiv.org/pdf/0907.0659v1.pdf

Sean Carroll: The Big Picture
(more great articles about entropy, etc on his blog http://preposterousuniverse.com)

Julian Barbour et al on entropic time simulation: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/arrow-time



Music by Nathaniel Schroeder, http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder

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