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Classical Particle Indistinguishability, Precisely

Wills, James (2020) Classical Particle Indistinguishability, Precisely. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I present a new perspective on the meaning of indistinguishability of classical particles. This leads to a solution to the problem in statistical mechanics of justifying the inclusion of a factor N! in a probability distribution over the phase space of N indistinguishable classical particles.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wills, Jamesj.j.wills@lse.ac.uk
Keywords: Indistinguishability, symmetries, statistical mechanics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Mr James Wills
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 20:40
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 20:40
Item ID: 18071
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 8 September 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18071

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