Why Gibbs phase averages work--the role of ergodic theory

Philosophy of Science 47 (3):339-349 (1980)
Abstract
We propose an "explanation scheme" for why the Gibbs phase average technique in classical equilibrium statistical mechanics works. Our account emphasizes the importance of the Khinchin-Lanford dispersion theorems. We suggest that ergodicity does play a role, but not the one usually assigned to it
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