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Postulational basis of the law of increase of entropy.
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PMID:  16591955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The law increase of entropy is shown to be a consequence of the central assumption, in the manner of Gibbs, for the construction of the ensemble that represents the physical system. It is no longer necessary to make two separate assumptions in the Gibbs-Tolman development of the bases of statistical mechanics.
Authors:
C Kittel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0027-8424     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  1971 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2746-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.
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