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Comment on "Mind the Gap: Boltzmannian versus Gibbsian Equilibrium"

Lazarovici, Dustin (2018) Comment on "Mind the Gap: Boltzmannian versus Gibbsian Equilibrium". [Preprint]

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In a recent paper, Werndl and Frigg discuss the relationship between the Boltzmannian and Gibbsian framework of statistical mechanics, addressing in particular the question when equilibrium values calculated in both frameworks coincide. In this comment, I point out serious flaws in their work and try to put their results into proper context. I also clarify the concept of Boltzmann equilibrium, the status of the "Khinchin condition" and their connection to the law of large numbers.


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Lazarovici, DustinDustin.Lazarovici@unil.ch0000-0002-1484-1172
Keywords: Statistical Mechanics, Equilibrium, Boltzmann, Gibbs
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Dustin Lazarovici
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 17:15
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 17:15
Item ID: 15007
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: February 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15007

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