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Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability

Author: Olivier Darrigol; Darrigol.; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] OUP Oxford, 2018.
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A study of Ludwig Boltzmann's oeuvre in early statistical mechanics. It is designed to reveal Boltzmann's true endeavors and to give new life to his various theoretical constructions. It offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Darrigol; Darrigol.; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 1066554860
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Contents: PART A: Preliminaries1: Life and work: A sketch2: Theories of heat: Some backgroundPART B: Exegesis3: Constructing thermal equilibrium (1866-1871)4: The Boltzmann equation and the H theorem (1872-1875)5: The probabilistic turn (1876-1884)6: The analogical turn (1884-1887)7: Consolidation (1887-1895)8: The critical turn (1895-1899)9: Lectures on gas theory (1896-1898)PART C: Synthetic Reflections10: Boltzmann's theory
Other Titles: Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability (Online)
Responsibility: Darrigol, Olivier.

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