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References

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J. W. Gibbs, Trans. Conn. Acad. 3, 108-248; 343-524 (1878) Reprinted by Dover Press, 1961.

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J. C. Slater, Solid State and Molecular Theory, A Scientific Biography, Wiley, New York (1975).

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T. S. Kuhn, Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity 1894-1912, Oxford University Press (1978).

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A. Einstein, Ann. Physik (Leipzig) 17, 549 (1905).

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J. W. Gibbs, Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics, Ox Bow Press, Woodbridge, Conn (1981).

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J. W. Gibbs, Elements of Vector Analysis (1881, 1884), published as E. B. Wilson Vector Analysis, founded upon the lectures of J. Willard Gibbs, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1902.

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The Introductions to the Collected Works of J. G. Kirkwood (8 Volumes, Gordon and Breach, N. Y., 1967) provide an organized frameword to Kirkwood's results and their consequences.

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T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, U. Chicago Press (1970).

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Note that the Heisenberg uncertainty principle can be understood as a statement about the nature of a complete physical description of a system.

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E. Condon, Am. Physics Teacher 1, 33 (1932).

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R. C. Tolman, The Principles of Statistical Mechanics, Dover, New York (1979) (reprint of Oxford U. P. 1938).

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R. C. Tolman, Statistical Mechanics with Applications to Physics and Chemistry, Chemical Catalog Company, New York (1927).

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D. A. McQuarrie, Statistical Mechanics, Harper & Row (1976).

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S.-K. Ma, Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific, Singapore (1985).

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Linda E. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, University of Texas Press, Austin (1980).


Nicholas V Sushkin
Sat Jun 29 21:39:26 EDT 1996