ergodic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

International Scientific Vocabulary erg- +‎ -ode (+ -ic)

Disputations[1][2] are held about the true etymological origin: ἔργον + ὁδός versus ἔργον + εἶδος.

Adjective[edit]

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ergodic (comparative more ergodic, superlative most ergodic)

  1. (mathematics, physics) Of or relating to certain systems that, given enough time, will eventually return to previously experienced state.
  2. (statistics, engineering) Of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sample of sufficient size is equally representative of the whole.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boltzmann's Work in Statistical Physics",
  2. ^ "Ergodicity, ensembles, irreversibility in Boltzmann and beyond.",