Abstracts of Physical Papers from Foreign Sources Volume 2

Abstracts of Physical Papers from Foreign Sources Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... combines with the oxygen of the air, and, further, that a mixture of chlorine and hydrogen will not explode under the action of magnesium light, even at-25. Finally, that chlorine and sulphurous acid lose their bleaching-action at--60. G-. H. BA. 464. Zermelo's Thermodynamics. L. Boltzmann. (Wied. Ann. 57. pp. 773-784, 1896.)--Prof. Boltzmann has several times enunciated the view that Maxwell's Law of Partition of Energy is in no sense a dynamical principle deducible from the equations of motion, but israther to be regarded as a theorem in probability, the distribution in question being the most probable distribution, and in such systems of molecules as are supposed to constitute a gas, the probability of such a distribution preponderatin overwhelmingly over that of any other distribution.;fi paper entitled "Ueber einer Satz der Dynamik und die mechanische Vtirmetheorie," Herr-Zermelo-has--sheven-t-hat--Prof.--Boltzmzmn1s have not been clearly understood, and he now tries to make, the matter clearer.--Herr Zermelo had attempted to apply a v/ewe certain proposition due to Poincare' to the Kinetic Theory of Gases, but Prof. Boltzmann points out that this application is incorrect. From the context, we i'nfer_that_tHeproposition in question refers to the periodicity of any given kind of motion of a dynamical system, which periodicity would of course be inconsistent with such a property as Boltzmann's Minimum Theorem or the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But while there is nothing impossible in the supposition that a given system may return to its initial configuration at some future time, the greater the number of molecules, the less probable does any departure from the Boltz mann-Maxwell distribution...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236988817
  • 9781236988812