Foundations of statistical mechanics 1845–1915

  title={Foundations of statistical mechanics 1845–1915},
  author={Stephen G. Brush},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  • S. Brush
  • Published 1967
  • Engineering
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
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