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A Field Guide to Recent Work on the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics.

Frigg, Roman (2008) A Field Guide to Recent Work on the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. [Preprint]

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    This is an extensive review of recent work on the foundations of statistical mechanics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Statistical mechanics, Boltzmann, Gibbs, probability, typicality, microcanonical distribution, thermodynamics, second law, recurrence, reversibility, Loschmidt, Zermelo, time reversal, ergodicity, mixing, coarse graining, past hypothesis, reductionism, ensemble, phase average, thermodynamic limit, Khinchin, Interventionism, entropy, Shannon, Jaynes, Albert, Goldstein, Lebowitz.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Roman Frigg
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3964
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3964

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