New thermodynamic effect /heat and gravitation/
Abstract
Some ideas related to the concept that heat flow is subject to gravitational forces are discussed. If in the general laws of force one takes into account the finite propagation velocity of a momentum stream, one obtains a dependence of acceleration on the relative velocities of the objects, in analogy with the optical Doppler effect. The force laws so modified then describe paths which irreversibly tend toward an optimal order with optimal angular momentum. This natural control principle may account for effects hitherto accounted for by relativity. Controlled experiments have revealed the flow of heat in the direction of gravity toward an equilibrium state. A consequence is that heat does not radiate into empty space, and that the theorem on the continual increase of entropy is valid only by neglecting attractive forces of all kinds.
 Publication:

17th International ScientificTechnological Conference on Space
 Pub Date:
 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977iene.conf..539S
 Keywords:

 Gravitational Effects;
 Heat Transmission;
 Thermal Radiation;
 Thermodynamics;
 Cosmology;
 Nuclear Energy;
 Thermal Energy;
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics