(Ir)reversibility and Entropy
In this text, I evoke the issue of time in classical statistical physics, insisting on the problem of time’s arrow and irreversibility. Boltzmann’s entropy and the H Theorem play a key part, as well as the damping without information loss imagined by Landau. Some paradoxes of various fame are analyzed from the physical and mathematical points of view.
KeywordsBoltzmann Equation Entropy Production Collision Operator Vlasov Equation Collision Kernel
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