Time-related Issues in Statistical Mechanics
by L. S. Schulman
Publisher: Clarkson University 2008
Number of pages: 73
Topics covered: The description of apparent of irreversibility; Physical origins of the arrow(s) of time; Two-time boundary value problems; The micro / macro distinction and coarse graining; Quantum mechanics with special states.
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