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Author Guttmann, Y. M. (Yair M.), 1957-

Title The concept of probability in statistical physics / Y.M. Guttmann.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xi, 267 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Notes Includes indexes.
Bibliography Includes indexes.
Contents Ch. 1. The Neo-Laplacian Approach to Statistical Mechanics -- Ch. 2. Subjectivism and the Ergodic Approach -- Ch. 3. The Haar Measure -- Ch. 4. Measure and Topology in Statistical Mechanics -- Ch. 5. Three Solutions -- App. I. Mathematical Preliminaries -- App. II. On the Foundations of Probability -- App. III. Probability in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics.
Summary "Foundational issues in statistical mechanics and the more general question of how probability is to be understood in the context of physical theories are both areas that have been neglected by philosophers of physics. This book fills an important gap in the literature by providing the most systematic study to date of how to interpret probabilistic assertions in the context of statistical mechanics."--BOOK JACKET. "The book will be of particular interest to philosophers of science, physicists, and mathematicians interested in foundational issues, and also to historians of science."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Probabilities.
Statistical physics.
ISBN 0521621283 (hb)