# Ergodicity, ensembles, irreversibility in Boltzmann and beyond

@article{Gallavotti1995ErgodicityEI, title={Ergodicity, ensembles, irreversibility in Boltzmann and beyond}, author={Giovanni Gallavotti}, journal={Journal of Statistical Physics}, year={1995}, volume={78}, pages={1571-1589} }

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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