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On the statistical viewpoint concerning the 2nd law of thermodynamics - OR - A reminder on the Ehrenfests' urm model

Giulini, Domenico (2005) On the statistical viewpoint concerning the 2nd law of thermodynamics - OR - A reminder on the Ehrenfests' urm model. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In statistical thermodynamics the 2nd law is properly spelled out in terms of conditioned probabilities. As such it makes the statement, that `entropy increases with time' without preferring a time direction. In this paper we try to explain this statement---which is well known since the time of the Ehrenfests---in some detail within a systematic Bayesian approach.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Giulini, Domenico
Additional Information: Also published in the arXiv physics/0509220
Keywords: Ehrenfest, urn model, 2nd law of thermodynamics, direction of time, thermodynamic arrow of time
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Depositing User: Domenico Giulini
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:13
Item ID: 2453
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2453

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