Accession Number:

AD0614380

Title:

GIBBS' THIRD VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLE IN STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS,

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WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY INST

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Report Date:

1964-06-22

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

In a recent paper Girardeau derived a variational principle for the Helmholtz free energy which is the classical analog of a quantal principle introduced by Bogolubov. The purpose of this note is to point out that the Bogolubov principle is simply a particular form of the well-known fundamental variational principle first derived for the classical case by Gibbs in his book on statistical mechanics in 1901.

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