## Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium: Yale University, May 15-17, 1989This volume, a joint publication with the American Institute of Physics, contains the proceedings of a symposium honoring the memory of Josiah Willard Gibbs, one of the giants of theoretical physics. Three articles provide perspectives on Gibbs, the man, and on the place his work occupies in the history of science. There are also contributions from leading scientists on statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, geophysics, number theory, general relativity, and economics. |

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### Contents

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On the prescience of J Willard Gibbs | 23 |

Gibbss legacy today | 39 |

the entropy inequality and the dividing surface | 73 |

Quantum statistics and locality | 89 |

Ensembles versus assemblies and the approach to equilibrium | 143 |

Some mathematical problems arising from the work of Gibbs | 155 |

the geometrical method of Gibbss thermodynamics | 163 |

highpressure | 211 |

How one may explore the physical content of the general theory | 227 |

Maxwells equations vector potential and connections on fiber bundles | 253 |

Willard Gibbs and the teaching of science | 269 |

Program | 279 |

List of participants | 285 |

Minutes of the fortieth meeting of the Yale Physical Club | 291 |

its rise and its role in number theory | 181 |

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Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium: Yale University, May 15-17, 1989 D. G. Caldi No preview available - 1990 |

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