Many faces of entropy or Bayesian statistical mechanics.

  title={Many faces of entropy or Bayesian statistical mechanics.},
  author={E. B. Starikov},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  volume={11 16},
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

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
4 Citations
27 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 references


  • W. M. Haddad, V.-S. Chellaboina, S. G. Nersesov
  • A dynamical Systems Approach; Princeton…
  • 2005
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts


  • S. R. Valluri, M. Gil, D. J. Jeffrey
  • Basu, J. Math. Phys.
  • 2009
2 Excerpts


  • D. Sands
  • J. Phys.
  • 2008
2 Excerpts


  • D. A. Lavis
  • Sci.
  • 2008


  • A. E. Dubinov, A. A. Dubinova
  • Tech. Phys. Lett.
  • 2008
1 Excerpt

in Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics, (D

  • R. Frigg
  • Rickles, Ed.), Ashgate Publishers Ltd, Hants…
  • 2008
1 Excerpt

Das Entropieprinzip

  • A. Thess
  • Thermodynamik für Unzufriedene, Oldenbourg…
  • 2007
1 Excerpt


  • H. S. Leff
  • Phys.
  • 2007
3 Excerpts

Ima J

  • F. Shafee
  • Appl. Math.
  • 2007
2 Excerpts


  • E. I. Kozliak, F. L. Lambert
  • Educator
  • 2005

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…