Accession Number : AD0262101

Title :   STATISTICAL MECHANICAL BASIS FOR THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

Descriptive Note : ML rept. no. 805

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF MICROWAVE LAB

Personal Author(s) : NELSON,R.A.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Work is conducted which shows that irreversible macroscopic behavior can result from reversible microscopic mechanics or, more specifically, how the second law of thermodynamics can be a consequence of the Schrodinger equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY, *MECHANICS, *QUANTUM STATISTICS, *THERMODYNAMICS, ENTROPY, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MEASURE THEORY, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE