Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium: Yale University, May 15-17, 1989

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D. G. Caldi, George D. Mostow
American Mathematical Soc., 7 .. 1990 - 321 ˹
This volume, a joint publication with the American Institute of Physics, contains the proceedings of a symposium honoring the memory of Josiah Willard Gibbs, one of the giants of theoretical physics. Three articles provide perspectives on Gibbs, the man, and on the place his work occupies in the history of science. There are also contributions from leading scientists on statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, geophysics, number theory, general relativity, and economics.
 

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The physics of J Willard Gibbs in his time
1
On the prescience of J Willard Gibbs
23
Gibbss legacy today
39
the entropy inequality and the dividing surface
73
Quantum statistics and locality
89
Ensembles versus assemblies and the approach to equilibrium
143
Some mathematical problems arising from the work of Gibbs
155
the geometrical method of Gibbss thermodynamics
163
highpressure
211
How one may explore the physical content of the general theory
227
Maxwells equations vector potential and connections on fiber bundles
253
Willard Gibbs and the teaching of science
269
Program
279
List of participants
285
Minutes of the fortieth meeting of the Yale Physical Club
291
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its rise and its role in number theory
181

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