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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE

DEPARTMENT OF LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

COLLOQUIUM

"Taking Thermodynamics (Too) Seriously"
I discuss the mistake of understanding the laws and concepts of thermodynamics too literally in the foundations of statistical mechanics. Arguing that this error has been more costly and pervasive than usually thought, I explore the mistake in three cases: our understanding of the Second Law, equilibrium and phase transitions. In each case I offer remedies innocent of the error.

Craig Callender

UC San Diego

Friday, June 8, 2001

3:00 p.m.

SST 777


Craig Callender

A Bibliography
Compiled by
Eddie Yeghiayan

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