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Time and Chance

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PAPERBACK

$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674011328

Publication Date: 02/28/2003

Academic Trade

192 pages

29 line illustrations

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The foundations of statistical mechanisms are often presented in physics textbooks in a rather obscure and confused way. By challenging common ways of thinking about this subject, Time and Chance can do quite a lot to improve this situation.—Jean Bricmont, Science

Albert is perfecting a style of foundational analysis that is uniquely his own… It has a surgical precision…and it is ruthless with pretensions. The foundations of thermodynamics is a topic that has accumulated a good deal of dead wood; this is a fire that will burn and burn.—Simon W. Saunders, Oxford University

As usual with Albert’s work, the exposition is brisk and to the point, and exceptionally clear… The book will be an extremely valuable contribution to the literature on the subject of philosophical issues in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, a literature which has been thin on the ground but is now growing as it deserves to.—Lawrence Sklar, University of Michigan

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