Article ID: CBB000079163

Einstein's controversy with Drude and the origin of statistical mechanics: A new glimpse from the “love letters” (1997)


Description “In this paper I argue that statistical mechanics, at least in the version published by Einstein in 1902, was the result of a reinterpretation of already existing results by Boltzmann.”

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Authors & Contributors
Glick, Thomas F.
Navarrho, Luis
Corrigan, Kevin
Johnston, John H
Norton, John D.
Fujisaki, Chiyoko
American Journal of Physics
Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
International Journal of Theoretical Physics
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Kluwer Academic
Arbeitskreis Geschichte der Physik und Kosmischen Physik
Emory University
Quantum mechanics
Theoretical physics
Statistical mechanics
Philosophy of science
Einstein, Albert
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Planck, Max
Drude, Paul
Fermi, Enrico
Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
Munich (Germany)

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