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The Dynamics of Aggregates

  • Gianfranco Tusset
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Abstract

While it is common knowledge that the engineer Vilfredo Pareto is acknowledged as a forerunner of modern econophysics, his use of analogies with the theory of gases and concepts such as statistical equilibrium are not so clear. Certainly, he had already written his most important works by the time quantum mechanics and statistical physics were taking root, but he had a clear understanding of what was then conceived as statistical equilibrium applied to the study of large aggregates. Instead of introducing a new empirical episode, this chapter attempts to clarify Pareto’s position on these issues.

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  • Gianfranco Tusset
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  1. 1.University of PadovaPadovaItaly

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