1990; 321 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 0821801570 ISBN13: 9780821801574 List Price: US$83 Member Price: US$66.40 Order Code: GIBBS
 This volume, a joint publication with the American Institute of Physics, contains the proceedings of a symposium honoring the memory of Josiah Willard Gibbs, one of the giants of theoretical physics. Three articles provide perspectives on Gibbs, the man, and on the place his work occupies in the history of science. There are also contributions from leading scientists on statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, geophysics, number theory, general relativity, and economics. Table of Contents  M. J. Klein  The physics of J. Willard Gibbs in his time
 A. S. Wightman  On the prescience of J. Willard Gibbs
 M. E. Fisher  Phases and phase diagrams: Gibbs's legacy today
 B. Widom  Two ideas from Gibbs: the entropy inequality and the dividing surface
 J. Fröhlich  Quantum statistics and locality
 I. Oppenheim  Ensembles versus assemblies and the approach to equilibrium
 C. Fefferman  Some mathematical problems arising from the work of Gibbs
 V. I. Arnold  Contact geometry: the geometrical method of Gibbs's thermodynamics
 R. P. Langlands  Representation theory: its rise and its role in number theory
 R. Jeanloz  Thermodynamics and evolution of the Earth's interior: highpressure melting of silicate perovskite as an example
 S. Chandrasekhar  How one may explore the physical content of the general theory of relativity
 C. N. Yang  Maxwell's equations, vector potential, and connections on fiber bundles
 P. A. Samuelson  Gibbs in economics
 F. J. Dyson  Banquet speech: Willard Gibbs and the teaching of science
 Appendix: Minutes of the fortieth meeting of the Yale Physical Club
 Program
 List of participants
 Minutes of the fortieth meeting of the Yale Physical Club
 K. R. Jolls  Gibbs and the art of thermodynamics
