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Classical particle indistinguishability, precisely

Wills, James (2021) Classical particle indistinguishability, precisely. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. ISSN 0007-0882

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Identification Number: 10.1086/714817


I present a new perspective on the meaning of indistinguishability of classical particles. This leads to a solution to the problem in statistical mechanics of justifying the inclusion of a factor N! in a probability distribution over the phase space of N indistinguishable classical particles.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 13:12
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:18

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