Irreversibility in Many-Body Systems

  • H. Wergeland


Introduction. Part of the time(viz. after Gibbs) during which the question of irreversibility has been on the agenda of Theoretical Physics, Liouville’s theorem on the motion of volume elements in Phase Space has been the basis from which this discussion takes off: The points,
—each of which may represent a separate mechanical system - move around like an incompressible flow in the 2s-dimensional Cartesian space spanned by the coordinates (q_) and the momenta (p).


Phase Space Brownian Motion Linear Chain Ergodic Theorem Recurrence Time 
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  • H. Wergeland
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  1. 1.University of TrondheimTrondheimNorway

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