Boltzmann's Work in Statistical Physics

[Revised entry by Jos Uffink on August 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js, notes.html] Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906) is generally acknowledged as one of the most important
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[Revised entry by Jos Uffink on August 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js, notes.html] Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906) is generally acknowledged as one of the most important physicists of the nineteenth century. Particularly famous is his statistical explanation of the second law of thermodynamics. The celebrated formula $S = k log W$, expressing a...

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