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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
    Keywords: thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, second law, Boltzmann, retrodiction, past hypothesis
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Dr Orly R. Shenker
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3142
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3142

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