Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium (And Other Stationary States)

  title={Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium (And Other Stationary States)},
  author={Jr Willis E. Lamb},
This Symposium on the Physicist’s Conception of Nature celebrates the 70th birthday of Paul Dirac. Before beginning the subject of my talk, I would like to make some remarks about ways in which Dirac has influenced me personally. The first edition of his book, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics, was published in 1930. In that same year I entered the University of California at Berkeley where I majored in Chemistry. I spent the summer of 1932 at home in Los Angeles, and came across Dirac’s book… CONTINUE READING