Many faces of entropy or Bayesian statistical mechanics.

@article{Starikov2010ManyFO,
  title={Many faces of entropy or Bayesian statistical mechanics.},
  author={E. B. Starikov},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 16},
  pages={3387-94}
}
Some 80-90 years ago, George A. Linhart, unlike A. Einstein, P. Debye, M. Planck and W. Nernst, managed to derive a very simple, but ultimately general mathematical formula for heat capacity versus temperature from fundamental thermodynamic principles, using what we would nowadays dub a "Bayesian approach to probability". Moreover, he successfully applied his result to fit the experimental data for diverse substances in their solid state over a rather broad temperature range. Nevertheless… CONTINUE READING

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