Statistical Mechanics and Ergodic Theory

  • Gregory S. Chirikjian
Part of the Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis book series (ANHA)


The purpose of this chapter is to tie together a number of concepts that have been presented earlier. Stochastic models and information-theoretic quantities such as entropy are not disjoint concepts. They overlap nicely in the context of statistical mechanics, where stochastic models describe general classes of equations of motion of physical systems.


Phase Space Brownian Motion Statistical Mechanic Ergodic Theory Ergodic Theorem 
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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