Irreversibility Versus Hamiltonian Dynamics in Statistical Thermodynamics

  • Francis Fer
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 261)


In the frame of that conception of Microphysics which attaches a major importance to transient processes,1 let us formulate the following problem for the systems of statistical Thermodynamics: is the hamiltonian tool capable of explaining the irreversibility of natural processes?


Hamiltonian System Statistical Thermodynamic Electromagnetic Force Hamiltonian Mechanic Macroscopic State 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Fer
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole des Mines de ParisParisFrance

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