Ergodic properties of infinite systems
Macroscopic systems are successfully modeled in statistical mechanics, at least in equilibrium, by infinite systems. We discuss the ergodic theoretic structure of such systems and present results on the ergodic properties of some simple model systems. We argue that these properties, suitably refined by the inclusion of space translations and other structure, are important for an understanding of the nonequilibrium properties of macroscopic systems.
KeywordsInfinite System Finite System Ergodic Property Origin Event Macroscopic System
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