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Recurrence Theorems: a Unified Account

Wallace, David (2013) Recurrence Theorems: a Unified Account. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I discuss classical and quantum recurrence theorems in a unified manner, treating both as generalisations of the fact that a system with a finite state space only has so many places to go. Along the way I prove versions of the recurrence theorem applicable to dynamics on linear and metric spaces, and make some comments about applications of the classical recurrence theorem in the foundations of statistical mechanics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wallace, Daviddavid.wallace@balliol.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: Recurrence Statistical Mechanics Classical Mechanics Quantum Mechanics Dynamics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: David Wallace
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 14:17
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 14:17
Item ID: 9838
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 17 June 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9838

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