Statistical Irreversibility of the Kac Reversible Circular Model

    2011, Volume 16, Number 5, pp.  536-549

    Author(s): Kozlov V. V.

    The Kac circular model is a discrete dynamical system which has the property of recurrence and reversibility. Within the framework of this model M.Kac formulated necessary conditions for irreversibility over "short" time intervals to take place and demonstrated Boltzmann’s most important exploration methods and ideas, outlining their advantages and limitations. We study the circular model within the realm of the theory of Gibbs ensembles and offer a new approach to a rigorous proof of the "zeroth" law of thermodynamics based on the analysis of weak convergence of probability distributions.
    Keywords: reversibility, stochastic equilibrium, weak convergence
    Citation: Kozlov V. V., Statistical Irreversibility of the Kac Reversible Circular Model, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2011, Volume 16, Number 5, pp. 536-549

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