FOUNDATIONS

OF

STATISTICAL PHYSICS

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that

Gibbs's

approach

had

gained a

wide

following among physicists by

the end

of

the first

decade

of

this

century,[76]

Einstein treated the essential issues in much the

same

way as

in

his

earlier

papers.[77]

[76]

See

Ehrenfest

and

Ehrenfest

1911 for

a

contemporary survey.

[77]

For further discussion

of Einstein's

work

on

the foundations

of

statistical

physics, see

Byrne

1980, 1981;

Klein

1967,

1974b, 1982a;

Kuhn

1978,

pp.

171-182;

Mehra

and

Rechen-

berg 1982,

pp.

64-70; and

Pais

1982,

chap.

4.