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Lecture Notes in Physics

Chance in Physics

Foundations and Perspectives

Editors: Bricmont, J., Dürr, D., Galavotti, M.C., Ghirardi, G., Petruccione, F., Zanghi, N. (Eds.)

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This selection of reviews and papers is intended to stimulate renewed reflection on the fundamental and practical aspects of probability in physics. While putting emphasis on conceptual aspects in the foundations of statistical and quantum mechanics, the book deals with the philosophy of probability in its interrelation with mathematics and physics in general. Addressing graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics togehter with philosophers of science, the contributions avoid cumbersome technicalities in order to make the book worthwhile reading for nonspecialists and specialists alike.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Bayes, Boltzmann and Bohm: Probabilities in Physics

    Bricmont, Jean

    Pages 3-21

  • The Rise of Statistical Mechanics

    Cercignani, Carlo

    Pages 25-38

  • Boltzmann’s Approach to Statistical Mechanics

    Goldstein, Sheldon

    Pages 39-54

  • Microscopic Time Reversibility and the Boltzmann Equation

    Spohn, Herbert

    Pages 55-59

  • The Direction of Time

    Penrose, Oliver

    Pages 61-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chance in Physics
Book Subtitle
Foundations and Perspectives
Editors
  • J. Bricmont
  • D. Dürr
  • M.C. Galavotti
  • G. Ghirardi
  • F. Petruccione
  • Nino Zanghi
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
574
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44966-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-44966-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42056-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07560-5
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 292
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