Publication Date



Technical Report: UTEP-CS-09-01

To appear in Journal of Uncertain Systems


A disturbing consequence of the traditional thermodynamics is the possibility of heat death, when the Universe arrives at the state with the largest possible value of the entropy and all the processes will stop. In this paper, we show that one possible way to avoid this consequence is to consider situations in which the entropy never attains its maximum -- and thus, the heat death state is not possible. We show that such situations can have physical sense -- e.g., they naturally appear in boostrap models.