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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2017, Article ID 6839050, 7 pages
Research Article

Thermodynamics in Gravity with Nonminimal Coupling to Matter

Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar 47416 95447, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Tahereh Azizi;

Received 17 September 2016; Revised 28 November 2016; Accepted 28 December 2016; Published 17 January 2017

Academic Editor: Chao-Qiang Geng

Copyright © 2017 Tahereh Azizi and Najibeh Borhani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


In the present paper, we study the thermodynamics behavior of the field equations for the generalized gravity with arbitrary coupling between matter and the torsion scalar. In this regard, we explore the verification of the first law of thermodynamics at the apparent horizon of the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe in two different perspectives, namely, the nonequilibrium and equilibrium descriptions of thermodynamics. Furthermore, we investigate the validity of the second law of thermodynamics for both descriptions of this scenario with the assumption that the temperature of matter inside the horizon is similar to that of horizon.