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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