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  1. Electrical and Thermal Investigations of Energetic Material 2CdCl4.M. M. Abdelkader, A. I. Aboud & W. M. Gamal - 2015 - Philosophical Magazine 95 (21):2323-2342.
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  2. A Low Temperature X-Ray Diffraction Study of the Α to Γ Phase Transformation in Crystalline Mercury.J. S. Abell, A. G. Crocker & H. W. King - 1970 - Philosophical Magazine 21 (169):207-209.
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  3. An Analytical Solution of the Stochastic Navier-Stokes System.G. Adomian - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (7):831-843.
    This paper, using the author's decomposition method and recent generalizations, presents algorithms for an analytic solution of the stochastic Navier-Stokes system without linearization, perturbation, discretization, or restrictive assumptions on the nature of stochasticity. The pressure, forces, velocities, and initial/boundary conditions can be stochastic processes and are not limited to white noise. Solutions obtained are physically realistic because of the avoidance of assumptions made purely for mathematical tractability by usual methods. Certain extensions and further generalizations of the decomposition method have provided (...)
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  4. Relativistic Transformations of Thermodynamic Quantities.Noam Agmon - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (5-6):331-339.
    A unique solution is proposed to the problem of how thermodynamic processes between thermodynamic systems at relative rest “appear” to a moving observer. Assuming only transformations for entropy, pressure, and volume and the invariance of the “fundamental thermodynamic equation,” one can derive transformations for (thermodynamic) energy and temperature. The invariance of the first and second laws entails transformations for work and heat. All thermodynamic relations become Lorentz-invariant. The transformations thus derived are in principle equivalent to those of Einstein and Planck, (...)
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  5. The Arrow of Time: From Universe Time-Asymmetry to Local Irreversible Processes. [REVIEW]Matías Aiello, Mario Castagnino & Olimpia Lombardi - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (3):257-292.
    In several previous papers we have argued for a global and non-entropic approach to the problem of the arrow of time, according to which the “arrow” is only a metaphorical way of expressing the geometrical time-asymmetry of the universe. We have also shown that, under definite conditions, this global time-asymmetry can be transferred to local contexts as an energy flow that points to the same temporal direction all over the spacetime. The aim of this paper is to complete the global (...)
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  6. The Gibbs Paradox and the Definition of Entropy in Statistical Mechanics.Peter M. Ainsworth - 2012 - Philosophy of Science 79 (4):542-560.
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  7. The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and the Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium.David Z. Albert - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):669-677.
    It is argued that certain recent advances in the construction of a theory of the collapses of Quantum Mechanical wave functions suggest the possibility of new and improved foundations for statistical mechanics, foundations in which epistemic considerations play no role.
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  8. Causatives and Kinetic Structures.L. Albertazzi - 2002 - Axiomathes 1:1-37.
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  9. Effect of Temperature on Solid-State Formation of Bulk Nanograined Intermetallic Al3Ni During High-Pressure Torsion.Ali Alhamidi, Kaveh Edalati, Hideaki Iwaoka & Zenji Horita - 2014 - Philosophical Magazine 94 (9):876-887.
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  10. Reply to Authors: "The Road to Maxwell's Demon," by Meir Hemmo and Orly R. Shenker. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - forthcoming - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
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  11. Response to Authors "The Road to Maxwell's Demon".Valia Allori - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (1):94-98.
    I recently reviewed Hemmo and Shenker's book "The Road to Maxwell's Demon" and the authors subsequently replied to my criticism. Here is my response to them.
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  12. Book Review Of: The Road to Maxwell's Demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2013 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27 (4):453-456.
    Book review of Meir Hemmo and Orly Shenker's book "The Road to Maxwell's Demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics.".
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  13. Book Review Of: "The Road to Maxwell's Demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics". [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2013 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27 (4):453-456.
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  14. Microstructure and Thermal Stability of Arc-Evaporated Cr–C–N Coatings.J. Almer, M. Odén & G. Håkansson - 2004 - Philosophical Magazine 84 (7):611-630.
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  15. How Much of One-Way Computation Is Just Thermodynamics?Janet Anders, Michal Hajdušek, Damian Markham & Vlatko Vedral - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (6):506-522.
    In this paper we argue that one-way quantum computation can be seen as a form of phase transition with the available information about the solution of the computation being the order parameter. We draw a number of striking analogies between standard thermodynamical quantities such as energy, temperature, work, and corresponding computational quantities such as the amount of entanglement, time, potential capacity for computation, respectively. Aside from being intuitively pleasing, this picture allows us to make novel conjectures, such as an estimate (...)
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  16. Anomalous Low-Temperature Thermal Properties of Glasses and Spin Glasses.P. W. Anderson, B. I. Halperin & C. M. Varma - 1972 - Philosophical Magazine 25 (1):1-9.
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  17. Thermodynamics of Elastic Strength of the Metal Surface Layer.YuYa Andreev & D. A. Kiselev - 2013 - Philosophical Magazine 93 (19):2401-2412.
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  18. Thermodynamics, Man and the Universe.P. Andrle - 1984 - Filosoficky Casopis 32 (6):901-903.
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  19. Extended Thermodynamics.A. M. Anile - 1995 - Foundations of Physics 25:521-521.
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  20. Statistical Mechanics Models for Multimode Lasers and Random Lasers.F. Antenucci, A. Crisanti, M. Ibáñez-Berganza, A. Marruzzo & L. Leuzzi - 2016 - Philosophical Magazine 96 (7-9):704-731.
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  21. Caratheodory and the Foundations of Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics.Ioannis E. Antoniou - 2002 - Foundations of Physics 32 (4):627-641.
    Constantin Caratheodory offered the first systematic and contradiction free formulation of thermodynamics on the basis of his mathematical work on Pfaff forms. Moreover, his work on measure theory provided the basis for later improved formulations of thermodynamics and physics of continua where extensive variables are measures and intensive variables are densities. Caratheodory was the first to see that measure theory and not topology is the natural tool to understand the difficulties (ergodicity, approach to equilibrium, irreversibility) in the Foundations of Statistical (...)
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  22. Irreversibility in the Derivation of the Boltzmann Equation.Vincent Ardourel - 2017 - Foundations of Physics 47 (4):471-489.
    Uffink and Valente claim that there is no time-asymmetric ingredient that, added to the Hamiltonian equations of motion, allows to obtain the Boltzmann equation within the Lanford’s derivation. This paper is a discussion and a reply to that analysis. More specifically, I focus on two mathematical tools used in this derivation, viz. the Boltzmann–Grad limit and the incoming configurations. Although none of them are time-asymmetric ingredients, by themselves, I claim that the use of incoming configurations, as taken within the B–G (...)
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  23. Entropy and Art.Rudolf Arnheim - 1971 - Berkeley: University of California Press.
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  24. The Role of Entropy in Thermally Activated Deformation.R. J. Arsenault - 1972 - Philosophical Magazine 26 (6):1481-1483.
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  25. The Investigation of the Physical World.Ric Arthur - 1981
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  26. Thermodynamics and History: Application of Prigogine's Dissipative Structures.Robert Artigiani - 1990 - In Kishor Gandhi (ed.), The Odyssey of Science, Culture, and Consciousness. Abhinav Publications. pp. 112.
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  27. Thermal Structure and Salinity of False Bay.G. R. Atkins - 1970 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 39 (2):117-128.
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  28. A Fundamental Link Between System Theory and Statistical Mechanics.H. Atmanspacher & H. Scheingraber - 1987 - Foundations of Physics 17 (9):939-963.
    A fundamental link between system theory and statistical mechanics has been found to be established by the Kolmogorov entropy K. By this quantity the temporal evolution of dynamical systems can be classified into regular, chaotic, and stochastic processes. Since K represents a measure for the internal information creation rate of dynamical systems, it provides an approach to irreversibility. The formal relationship to statistical mechanics is derived by means of an operator formalism originally introduced by Prigogine. For a Liouville operator L (...)
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  29. The Metamathematics of Ergodic Theory.Jeremy Avigad - 2009 - Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 157 (2-3):64-76.
    The metamathematical tradition, tracing back to Hilbert, employs syntactic modeling to study the methods of contemporary mathematics. A central goal has been, in particular, to explore the extent to which infinitary methods can be understood in computational or otherwise explicit terms. Ergodic theory provides rich opportunities for such analysis. Although the field has its origins in seventeenth century dynamics and nineteenth century statistical mechanics, it employs infinitary, nonconstructive, and structural methods that are characteristically modern. At the same time, computational concerns (...)
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  30. Entropy and the Unity of Knowledge. [REVIEW]J. H. B. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (4):676-677.
  31. Estimaciones Estadísticas: Un Acercamiento Analítico (Statistical Estimations: An Analitical Approach).M. H. Badii, A. Guillen & L. A. Araiza - 2010 - Daena 5 (1):237-255.
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  32. How Typical! An Epistemological Analysis of Typicality in Statistical Mechanics.Massimiliano Badino - manuscript
    The recent use of typicality in statistical mechanics for foundational purposes has stirred an important debate involving both philosophers and physicists. While this debate customarily focuses on technical issues, in this paper I try to approach the problem from an epistemological angle. The discussion is driven by two questions: (1) What does typicality add to the concept of measure? (2) What kind of explanation, if any, does typicality yield? By distinguishing the notions of `typicality-as-vast-majority' and `typicality-as-best-exemplar', I argue that the (...)
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  33. Bridging Conceptual Gaps: The Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy.Massimiliano Badino - forthcoming - Isonomía. Revista de Teoría y Filosofía Del Derecho.
    The Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy is a fairly exotic mathematical concept which has recently aroused some interest on the philosophers’ part. The most salient trait of this concept is its working as a junction between such diverse ambits as statistical mechanics, information theory and algorithm theory. In this paper I argue that, in order to understand this very special feature of the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy, is essential to reconstruct its genealogy. Somewhat surprisingly, this story takes us as far back as the beginning of (...)
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  34. Mechanistic Slumber Vs. Statistical Insomnia: The Early Phase of Boltzmann’s H-Theorem (1868-1877).Massimiliano Badino - 2011 - European Physical Journal - H 36 (3):353-378.
    An intricate, long, and occasionally heated debate surrounds Boltzmann’s H-theorem (1872) and his combinatorial interpretation of the second law (1877). After almost a century of devoted and knowledgeable scholarship, there is still no agreement as to whether Boltzmann changed his view of the second law after Loschmidt’s 1876 reversibility argument or whether he had already been holding a probabilistic conception for some years at that point. In this paper, I argue that there was no abrupt statistical turn. In the first (...)
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  35. Probability and Statistics in Boltzmann's Early Papers on Kinetic Theory.Massimiliano Badino - unknown
    Boltzmann’s equilibrium theory has not received by the scholars the attention it deserves. It was always interpreted as a mere generalization of Maxwell’s work or, in the most favorable case, a sketch of some ideas more consistently developed in the 1872 memoir. In this paper, I try to prove that this view is ungenerous. My claim is that in the theory developed during the period 1866-1871 the generalization of Maxwell’s distribution was mainly a mean to get a more general scope: (...)
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  36. The Foundational Role of Ergodic Theory.Massimiliano Badino - 2006 - Foundations of Science 11 (4):323-347.
    The foundation of statistical mechanics and the explanation of the success of its methods rest on the fact that the theoretical values of physical quantities (phase averages) may be compared with the results of experimental measurements (infinite time averages). In the 1930s, this problem, called the ergodic problem, was dealt with by ergodic theory that tried to resolve the problem by making reference above all to considerations of a dynamic nature. In the present paper, this solution will be analyzed first, (...)
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  37. Was There a Statistical Turn ? The Interaction Between Mechanics and Probability in Boltzmann's Theory of Non Equilibrium (1872-1877). [REVIEW]Massimiliano Badino - unknown
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  38. The Low Temperature Thermal Expansion and Related Thermodynamic Properties of Alkali Halides with a Caesium Chloride Structure.A. C. Bailey & B. Yates - 1967 - Philosophical Magazine 16 (144):1241-1248.
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  39. The Principle of Thermodynamic Equivalence in Statistical Mechanics: The Method of Approximating Hamiltonian.A. P. Bakulev, N. N. Bogoljubov & A. M. Kurbatov - 1986 - Foundations of Physics 16 (9):871-882.
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  40. The Principle of Thermodynamic Equivalence in Statistical Mechanics: The Method of Approximating Hamiltonian. [REVIEW]A. P. Bakulev, N. N. Bogolubov Jr & A. M. Kurbatov - 1986 - Foundations of Physics 16 (1):71-71.
    We discuss the main ideas that lie at the foundations of the approximating Hamiltonian method (AHM) in statistical mechanics. The principal constraints for model Hamiltonians to be investigated by AHM are considered along with the main results obtainable by this method. We show how it is possible to enlarge the class of model Hamiltonians solvable by AHM with the help of an example of the BCS-type model.
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  41. Low-Temperature Phonon Damping in Vitreous Silica Explored by UV Brillouin Spectroscopy.G. Baldi, S. Caponi, A. Fontana, P. Benassi, A. Giugni, M. Nardone & M. Sampoli - 2007 - Philosophical Magazine 87 (3-5):603-612.
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  42. Contribution of the Terahertz Vibrations to the High-Temperature Thermal Conductivity of Vitreous Silica.G. Baldi, E. Fabiani, A. Fontana, V. M. Giordano, G. Monaco, G. Ruocco & F. Sette - 2008 - Philosophical Magazine 88 (33-35):3915-3923.
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  43. Information in Statistical Physics.Roger Balian - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (2):323-353.
  44. Information in Statistical Physics.Roger Balian - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (2):323-353.
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  45. Information in Statistical Physics.Roger Balian - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (2):323-353.
  46. Rigorous Information-Theoretic Derivation of Quantum-Statistical Thermodynamics. II.William Band & James L. Park - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (9-10):705-721.
    Part I of the present work outlined the rigorous application of information theory to a quantum mechanical system in a thermodynamic equilibrium state. The general formula developed there for the best-guess density operator $\hat \rho$ was indeterminate because it involved in an essential way an unspecified prior probability distribution over the continuumD H of strong equilibrium density operators. In Part II mathematical evaluation of $\hat \rho$ is completed after an epistemological analysis which leads first to the discretization ofD H and (...)
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  47. On the Role of Bridge Laws in Intertheoretic Relations.Sorin Bangu - 2011 - Philosophy of Science 78 (5):1108-1119.
  48. Understanding Thermodynamic Singularities: Phase Transitions, Data, and Phenomena.Sorin Bangu - 2009 - Philosophy of Science 76 (4):488-505.
    According to standard (quantum) statistical mechanics, the phenomenon of a phase transition, as described in classical thermodynamics, cannot be derived unless one assumes that the system under study is infinite. This is naturally puzzling since real systems are composed of a finite number of particles; consequently, a well‐known reaction to this problem was to urge that the thermodynamic definition of phase transitions (in terms of singularities) should not be “taken seriously.” This article takes singularities seriously and analyzes their role by (...)
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  49. A Case of Irrationality?Anouk Barberousse - unknown
    Were Maxwell and Boltzmann irrational to develop statistical mechanics whereas it was empirically refuted by the specific heats problem? My analysis of this historical episode departs from the current proposals about belief change. I first give a detailed description of Maxwell's and Boltzmann's epistemic states in the years they were working on statistical mechanics and then make some methodological proposals in epistemology that would account for the complexity of this case.
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  50. New Mathematics for Old Physics: The Case of Lattice Fluids.Anouk Barberousse & Cyrille Imbert - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):231-241.
    We analyze the effects of the introduction of new mathematical tools on an old branch of physics by focusing on lattice fluids, which are cellular automata -based hydrodynamical models. We examine the nature of these discrete models, the type of novelty they bring about within scientific practice and the role they play in the field of fluid dynamics. We critically analyze Rohrlich's, Fox Keller's and Hughes' claims about CA-based models. We distinguish between different senses of the predicates “phenomenological” and “theoretical” (...)
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