# 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
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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…

### 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…

### 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
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### 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…

### Head-on Collisional Effects of Ion Acoustic Waves in Magnetized Plasma: Linear and Nonlinear Analyses

- Materials Science, PhysicsBrazilian Journal of Physics
- 2021

Head-on collisional phenomena of ion acoustic (IA) waves in electron–positron–ion magnetized plasmas are investigated through linear and nonlinear analyses. The plasma system is considered…

### 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.

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