AUTOR(A): Ralph Abraham, Jerrold E. Marsden
TAMAÑO DEL ARCHIVO: 2,75 MB
NOMBRE DEL ARCHIVO: Foundation Of Mechanics.pdf
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics is a different book than one usually finds from the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics. The book is effectively a second course in quantum mechanics for philosophers and so it does ask real physics questions but at its core it asks about quantum theory and ontology.
From our point of view, the problem of the foundations of statistical mechanics is two-fold. One is: given a statistical theory, one has to extract quantities (averages of phase functions) and laws that can be identiﬁed with thermodynamical quantities and fundamental laws. The identiﬁcation itself being of analogy type.2 Once those