New Thermodynamics: Inelastic Collisions and Cosmology


  •   Kent W. Mayhew


The sciences have evolved around elastic collisions although most collisions are inelastic. Elastic collisions allow for simpler mathematical modelling, that may not be particularly suitable for cosmology.

Inelastic collisions create photons. This has led to consideration of an ensemble of inelastic collisions producing CMB. This will further lead to brief discussions concerning the nature of dark matter, and dark energy. This will then be followed by a simpler analogy concerning the creation of Hawking’s radiation.

A consequence of collisions being inelastic is that as a mathematical contrivance, entropy may only be an approximation when applied to the real world. And this fits well with this author’s “New Thermodynamics”.

Keywords: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Inelastic Collisions


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How to Cite
Mayhew, K. W. (2020). New Thermodynamics: Inelastic Collisions and Cosmology. European Journal of Applied Physics, 2(6).