Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 October 2021

640 Pages


ISBN: 9780192844712

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Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability

Ludwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Olivier Darrigol

  • Provides a faithful representation of all of Boltzmann's relevant works
  • Clarity allows for a quick understanding of Boltzmann's most difficult reasoning
  • Reveals the secrets of Boltzmann's constructive efficiency, explains his original suspension of conceptual issues, and his late solutions to conceptual difficulties
  • Accessible to various readers, be they interested in overview, in biographical aspects, in specific contributions, in philosophical-methodological issues, or in technical points of physics