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 To my daughter Anna, who helped me through Boltzmann’s dense German

Foreword 
Preface 
Figure Acknowledgements  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 Htheorem 
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 
10 Boltzmann as a philosopher 
11 Boltzmann and his contemporaries 
12 The influence of Boltzmann’s ideas on the science and technology of the twentieth century 
Epilogue  CHRONOLOGY

“A German professor’s journey into Eldorado”
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Appendix 3.1 Calculation of pressure in a rarefied gas 
Appendix 4.1 The Liouville equation 
Appendix 4.2 Calculation of the effect of collisions of one particle with another 
Appendix 4.3 The BBGKY hierarchy 
Appendix 4.4 The Boltzmann hierarchy and its relation to the Boltzmann equation 
Appendix 4.5 The Boltzmann equation in the homogeneous isotropic case 
Appendix 5.1 Collisioninvariants 
Appendix 5.2 Boltzmann’s inequality and the Maxwellian distribution 
Appendix 5.3 The Htheorem 
Appendix 5.4 The hourglass model 
Appendix 6.1 Likelihood of a distribution 
Appendix 7.1 The canonical distribution for equilibrium states 
Appendix 8.1 The Htheorem for classical polyatomic molecules 
Appendix 8.2 The equipartition problem 
Appendix 9.1 The Stefan–Boltzmann law 
Appendix 9.2 Wien’s law  Index
(p.259) Appendix 4.2 Calculation of the effect of collisions of one particle with another
(p.259) Appendix 4.2 Calculation of the effect of collisions of one particle with another
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 Title Pages
 To my daughter Anna, who helped me through Boltzmann’s dense German

Foreword 
Preface 
Figure Acknowledgements  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 Htheorem 
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 
10 Boltzmann as a philosopher 
11 Boltzmann and his contemporaries 
12 The influence of Boltzmann’s ideas on the science and technology of the twentieth century 
Epilogue  CHRONOLOGY

“A German professor’s journey into Eldorado”
* 
Appendix 3.1 Calculation of pressure in a rarefied gas 
Appendix 4.1 The Liouville equation 
Appendix 4.2 Calculation of the effect of collisions of one particle with another 
Appendix 4.3 The BBGKY hierarchy 
Appendix 4.4 The Boltzmann hierarchy and its relation to the Boltzmann equation 
Appendix 4.5 The Boltzmann equation in the homogeneous isotropic case 
Appendix 5.1 Collisioninvariants 
Appendix 5.2 Boltzmann’s inequality and the Maxwellian distribution 
Appendix 5.3 The Htheorem 
Appendix 5.4 The hourglass model 
Appendix 6.1 Likelihood of a distribution 
Appendix 7.1 The canonical distribution for equilibrium states 
Appendix 8.1 The Htheorem for classical polyatomic molecules 
Appendix 8.2 The equipartition problem 
Appendix 9.1 The Stefan–Boltzmann law 
Appendix 9.2 Wien’s law  Index