# Entropic Formulation of Statistical Mechanics

@article{Planes2002EntropicFO, title={Entropic Formulation of Statistical Mechanics}, author={Antoni Planes and Eduard Vives}, journal={Journal of Statistical Physics}, year={2002}, volume={106}, pages={827-850} }

We present an alternative formulation of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics which follows the method based on the maximum statistical entropy principle in Information Theory combined with the use of Massieu–Planck functions. The different statistical ensembles are obtained by a suitable restriction of the whole set of available microstates. The main advantage is that all of the equations that relate the average values with derivatives of the partition function are formally identical in the…

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