# Statistical Mechanics:

@article{M1937StatisticalM, title={Statistical Mechanics:}, author={E. A. M.}, journal={Nature}, year={1937}, volume={140}, pages={382-384} }

AbstractPROF. R. H. FOWLER'S monumental work on statistical mechanics has, in this the second edition, in his own modest words, been rearranged and brought more up to date. But the new volume is much more than a revision, in that it is explicitly based on quantum mechanics from the outset ; the first dynamical equation found written in the formal presentation is a wave-equation. Prof. Fowler states in justification that although classical mechanics is used to derive the quantum mechanics by a…

## 5,486 Citations

Looking at Nature as a Computer

- Physics
- 2003

Although not always identified as such, information has been a fundamental quantity in Physics since the advent of Statistical Mechanics, which recognized “counting states” as the fundamental…

PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS

- Physics
- 1998

These lectures comprise an introductory course in statistical mechanics. The Gibbs formulation of the canonical ensemble is introduced and illustrated by application to simple models of magnets and…

Chapter 3 Statistical Mechanics 3.1 Overview

- Physics

While kinetic theory, as we discussed in the preceding chapter, gives a powerful description of some statistical features of matter, other features are outside its realm and must be treated using the…

Quantum Mechanics Entropy and a Quantum Version of the H-Theorem

- Physics
- 2012

Entropy is a fundamental concept which emerged along with other ideas during the development of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics Landau and Lifshitz (1978); Lieb and Yngvason (1999). Entropy…

Coupled oscillators and Feynman's three papers

- Physics, Education
- 2007

According to Richard Feynman, the adventure of our science of physics is a perpetual attempt to recognize that the different aspects of nature are really different aspects of the same thing. It is…

Statistical Mechanics and Probability Theory

- Mathematics
- 1956

As pointed out by Khinchin [ 1 ], statistical mechanics presents two fundamental classes of problems for mathematics: (a) the problems which are closely connected with the ergodic theory, and (b) the…

Statistical Mechanics of an Integrable System

- PhysicsJournal of Statistical Physics
- 2021

We provide here an explicit example of the Khinchin's ideas that the validity of equilibrium statistical mechanics in high dimensional systems does not depend on the details of the dynamics and it is…

A free energy principle for a particular physics

- Physics
- 2019

The main contribution is to examine the implications of Markov blankets for self-organisation to nonequilibrium steady-state and recover an information geometry and accompanying free energy principle that allows one to interpret the internal states of something as representing or making inferences about its external states.

Quantum mechanics for engineers.

- Physics
- 2012

This first chapter reviews the theory of special relativity. It can be skipped if desired. Special relativity is not needed to understand the discussion of quantum mechanics in the remainder of this…