**Time-related Issues in Statistical Mechanics**

by L. S. Schulman

**Publisher**: Clarkson University 2008**Number of pages**: 73

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Topics covered: The description of apparent of irreversibility; Physical origins of the arrow(s) of time; Two-time boundary value problems; The micro / macro distinction and coarse graining; Quantum mechanics with special states.

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