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Time, chance and reduction : philosophical aspects of statistical mechanics

Author: Gerhard Ernst; Andreas Hüttemann
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a summary of current research on the philosophical issues inherent in the reduction of thermodynamics to statistical mechanics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard Ernst; Andreas Hüttemann
ISBN: 9780521884013 0521884012
OCLC Number: 437083113
Description: vi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gerhard Ernst and Andreas Hüttemann --
Does a low-entropy constraint prevent us from influencing the past? / Mathias Frisch --
The past hypothesis meets gravity / Craig Callender --
Quantum gravity and the arrow of time / Claus Kiefer --
The natural-range conception of probability / Jacob Rosenthal --
Probability in Boltzmannian statistical mechanics / Roman Frigg --
Humean metaphysics versus a metaphysics of powers / Michael Esfeld --
The crystallization of Clausius's phenomenological thermodynamics / C. Ulises Moulines --
Reduction and renormalization / Robert W. Batterman --
Irreversibility in stochastic dynamis / Jos Uffink.
Responsibility: edited by Gerhard Ernst, Andreas Hüttemann.

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