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Prediction and retrodiction in Boltzmann's approach to classical statistical mechanics

Shenker, Orly R. and Hemmo, Meir (2006) Prediction and retrodiction in Boltzmann's approach to classical statistical mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we address two problems in Boltzmann's approach to statistical mechanics. The first is the justification of the probabilistic predictions of the theory. And the second is the inadequacy of the theory's retrodictions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shenker, Orly R.
Hemmo, Meir
Keywords: thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, second law, Boltzmann, retrodiction, past hypothesis
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr Orly Shenker
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 3142
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3142

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