Ergodicity, ensembles, irreversibility in Boltzmann and beyond

  title={Ergodicity, ensembles, irreversibility in Boltzmann and beyond},
  author={Giovanni Gallavotti},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Physics},
  • G. Gallavotti
  • Published 28 March 1994
  • Physics
  • Journal of Statistical Physics
The contents of a not too well-known paper by Boltzmann are critically examined. The etymology of the word ergodic and its implications are discussed. A connection with the modern theory of Ruelle is attempted. 

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