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Constructing Thermal Equilibrium (1866–1871)

Olivier Darrigol

in Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability: Ludwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816171
eISBN:
9780191853661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816171.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

This chapter is the first subset of a set of critical summaries Boltzmann’s writings on kinetic-molecular theory. It covers a first period in which he tried to construct the laws of thermal ... More


Introduction

Kaloshin Vadim and Zhang Ke

in Arnold Diffusion for Smooth Systems of Two and a Half Degrees of Freedom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691202525
eISBN:
9780691204932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202525.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Arnold diffusion. The famous question called the ergodic hypothesis, formulated by Maxwell and Boltzmann, suggests that for a typical Hamiltonian on ... More


Acquisition And Processing Of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Data

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Much of what we know about the structure of the boundary layer is empirical, the result of painstaking analysis of observational data. As our understanding of the boundary layer evolved, so did our ... More


Introduction to statistical thermodynamics of gases

Boris S. Bokstein, Mikhail I. Mendelev, and David J. Srolovitz

in Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Materials Science: A Short Course

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198528036
eISBN:
9780191916632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198528036.003.0014
Subject:
Chemistry, Thermochemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics

As we discussed earlier in this book, thermodynamics provides very general relations between the properties of a system. On the other hand, thermodynamics is unable to ... More


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