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History of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: Atomism Throughout History

History of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (TSM)

 This guide links to resources relating to the history of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics  (TSM) through the end of the 19th century. It includes resources about specific figures as well as resources about the general history and philosophy of TSM

It especially focuses on understanding the history of TSM through the lens of the historical controversy about whether atoms exist.

For discussions about the importance of history (and philosophy) of science in learning and teaching science, see the last page of this guide. 

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