# Maxwell and the normal distribution: A colored story of probability, independence, and tendency toward equilibrium

@article{Gyenis2017MaxwellAT, title={Maxwell and the normal distribution: A colored story of probability, independence, and tendency toward equilibrium}, author={Bal{\'a}zs Gyenis}, journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics}, year={2017}, volume={57}, pages={53-65} }

## 10 Citations

The paradigm of complex probability and Ludwig Boltzmann's entropy

- Economics
- 2018

ABSTRACTThe Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov's classical system of probability axioms can be extended to encompass the imaginary set of numbers and this by adding to his original five axioms an…

The paradigm of complex probability and Ludwig Boltzmann's entropy

- Computer Science
- 2018

A novel complex probability paradigm will be applied to Ludwig Boltzmann's classical concept of entropy in thermodynamics and in statistical mechanics.

Entropy Decrease in an Isolated System: Experiment and Theoretical Analysis of Locally Nonchaotic Molecular-Sized Outward-Swinging Gate

- Physics
- 2021

We investigate the concept of molecular-sized outward-swinging gate. Our theoretical analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and direct solution of the governing equations all suggest that across such a…

The Navier–Stokes equation from Maxwell’s Theory of Gases

- Physics
- 2018

In 1866 Maxwell published the Dynamical Theory of Gases with a new and revolutionary model for the intermolecular forces, from which the changes of the various functions of the velocities caused by…

Producing useful work in a cycle by absorbing heat from a single thermal reservoir: An investigation on a locally nonchaotic energy barrier

- EngineeringPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
- 2022

Molecular-sized outward-swinging gate: Experiment and theoretical analysis of a locally nonchaotic barrier

- PhysicsPhysical Review E
- 2021

We investigate the concept of molecular-sized outward-swinging gate, which allows for entropy decrease in an isolated system. The theoretical analysis, the Monte Carlo simulation, and the direct…

Entropy Decrease in an Isolated System: Experiment and Theoretical Analysis of Molecular-Sized Outward-Swinging Gate

- Physics
- 2021

Partly inspired by Feynman’s rachet, we investigate the concept of molecularsized outward-swinging gate, which enables entropy decrease in an isolated system. It is experimentally demonstrated by a…

Physical Simulation of Temperature and Pressure Evolvement in Coal by Different Refrigeration Modes for Freezing Coring

- Physics, ChemistryACS omega
- 2019

There is a good linear relationship between gas pressure and coal temperature, which indicates that the CH4 adsorption and desorption in coal are basically reversible; but the desor adaptation hysteresis is extensively observed, associated with the occurrence of numerous ink-bottle type micropores.

A Monte Carlo Simulation of Locally Nonchaotic Barrier: Production of Work in an Isothermal Cycle.

- Physics
- 2021

A Monte Carlo simulation is performed on a Billiard-type model system, which has a spontaneously nonequilibrium dimension (SND) in between two ergodic and chaotic fields. The SND is a nonchaotic…

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