Ludwig Boltzmann: physics, laws and tools

Ludwig Boltzmann S=k log W
Ludwig Boltzmann S=k log W

author of this page: Gerhard Fasol

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He is most famous for linking the thermodynamically defined Entropy, which was essentially introduced to optimize steam engines, to the statistically defined entropy, based on the microscopic behavior of gas atoms and molecule – at a time, when the existence of atoms was not yet universally accepted.



Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution

Boltzmann entropy formula


Stefan-Boltzmann law

Boltzmann’s H theorem


Boltzmann transport equation

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