Ludwig Boltzmann Quote

Since in the differential equations of mechanics themselves there is absolutely nothing analogous to the second law of thermodynamics the latter can be mechanically represented only by means of assumptions regarding initial conditions.


In: B. McGuinness (ed.), Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems. Selected Writings - On Statistical Mechanics (pp. 170-171)

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