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The Physics of Chance: From Blaise Pascal to Niels Bohr

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The Physics of Chance: From Blaise Pascal to Niels Bohr - Ruhla, Charles, Professor
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This work offers a clear, much-needed introduction to the ideas of randomness that are central to modern physics. These are the concepts that have been instrumental in overthrowing the notion of the classical "clock-work" universe of earlier centuries. The author shows how the laws of probability and statistics were developed by such mathematicians as Fermat, Pascal, and Gauss, and how they received their first major application in physics in the kinetic theory of gases developed by Maxwell and Boltzmann. Here the use of ...

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The Physics of Chance: From Blaise Pascal to Niels Bohr 1992, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198539773

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The Physics of Chance: From Blaise Pascal to Niels Bohr 1992, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198539605

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