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Is Gravity Entropic Force?

College of Physical Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, China
Entropy 2014, 16(8), 4483-4488;
Received: 5 June 2014 / Revised: 4 August 2014 / Accepted: 4 August 2014 / Published: 11 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and Spacetime)
If we assume that the source of thermodynamic system, ρ and p, are also the source of gravity, then either thermal quantities, such as entropy, temperature, and chemical potential, can induce gravitational effects, or gravity can induce thermal effects. We find that gravity can be seen as entropic force only for systems with constant temperature and zero chemical potential. The case for Newtonian approximation is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: gravity; thermodynamics; entropic force gravity; thermodynamics; entropic force
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Yang, R. Is Gravity Entropic Force? Entropy 2014, 16, 4483-4488.

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