Accession Number : AD0600072

Title :   STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND IRREVERSIBILITY.

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY INST

Personal Author(s) : Andrews,Frank C.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The problem of obtaining irreversible evolution equations in statistical mechanics from reversible equations of motion is discussed. The sense in which mechanics gives rise to irreversibility is considered to rest on a clear understanding of the problem statistical mechanics attempts to solve. A discussion of the mechanical view of the second law of thermodynamics is also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL MECHANICS, IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES), (*IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES, STATISTICAL MECHANICS), (*THERMODYNAMICS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS), MOLECULES, KINETIC THEORY, ENTROPY, QUANTUM STATISTICS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, PROBABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE