Table of contents for Ludwig Boltzmann : the man who trusted atoms / Carlo Cercignani.


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Preface
Contents
Introduction
1. A short biography of Ludwig Boltzmann
2. Physics before Boltzmann
3. Kinetic theory before Boltzmann
4. The Boltzmann equation
5. Time irreversibility and the H-theorem
6. Boltzmann's relation and the statistical interpretation of entropy
7. Boltzmann, Gibbs and equilibrium statistical mechanics
8. The problem of polyatomic molecules
9. Boltzmann's contributions to other branches of physics
11. Boltzmann and his contemporaries
12. The influence of Boltzmann's ideas on the science and technology of the twentieth century
Epilogue
Chronology



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Boltzmann, Ludwig, -- 1844-1906.
Atomic structure -- History.
Physicists -- Austria -- Biography.