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Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics

  • 1st Edition, Volume 11 - January 1, 1960
  • Author: Rudolf Kurth
  • Editors: I. N. Sneddon, S. Ulam, M. Stark
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 9 4 7 8 - 3

Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics provides an understanding of classical statistical mechanics as a deductive system. This book presents the mechanical systems of a… Read more

Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics

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Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics provides an understanding of classical statistical mechanics as a deductive system. This book presents the mechanical systems of a finite number of degrees of freedom. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the average behavior of mechanical systems. This text then examines the concept of a mechanical system and explains the equations of motion of the system. Other chapters consider an ensemble of mechanical systems wherein a Hamiltonian function and a truncated canonical probability density corresponds to each system. This book discusses as well the necessary and sufficient conditions that are given for the existence of statistically stationary states and for the approach of mechanical systems towards these states. The final chapter deals with the fundamental laws of thermodynamics. This book is a valuable resource for mathematicians.