The dynamical foundations of Classical Statistical Mechanics

by Giancarlo Benettin, Luigi Galgani and Antonio Giorgilli

**Incipit:**
It is well known that the equipartition principle lies at the very
basis of classical statistical mechanics. It is also known that the
greatest difficulty with classical statistical mechanics is that some
degrees of freedom seem to be frozen, and not to attain the energy
expected from that principle. The problem we want to
discuss here is whether such a phenomenon can be understood on a
dynamical basis.

Proceedings of *Seminar on dynamical systems*, S. Kuksin, V. Lazutkin and J. Pöschel eds, Birkhauser, Basel (1994)

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