Ergodicity: a historical perspective. Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium
1 INFN-Roma1 & Università “La
2 Rutgers University, Math. Dept., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA
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Received in final form: 21 June 2016
Published online: 26 September 2016
A view on the physical meaning of the so called ergodic hypothesis: its role on the foundations of equilibrium statistical mechanics in mid ’1800, its interpretations and hints at its relevance for modern nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Followed by appendices with detailed comments on the original papers.
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