The foundations of quantum mechanics and the approach to thermodynamic equilibrium

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):669-677 (1994)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

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.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,439

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Statistical mechanics and the ontological interpretation.D. Bohm & B. J. Hiley - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (6):823-846.
Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics.Orly Shenker - 2022 - In Eleanor Knox & Alastair Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics. London, UK: Routledge. pp. Ch. 29.
Speed of computation and simulation.Subhash C. Kak - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (10):1375-1386.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
436 (#48,551)

6 months
38 (#114,071)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

David Albert
Columbia University

Citations of this work

The “Past Hypothesis”: Not even false.John Earman - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37 (3):399-430.
Probabilities in Statistical Mechanics.Wayne C. Myrvold - 2016 - In Alan Hájek & Christopher Hitchcock (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 573-600.
Boltzmann’s Time Bomb.Huw Price - 2002 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (1):83-119.

View all 27 citations / Add more citations