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THE PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF TIME AND CHANCE
Most observed processes are asymmetric. Cream stirs into coffee but doesn't stir out. This relates to the direction of time: ordered states evolve into disordered states. Thermodynamics expresses this asymmetry and statistical mechanics aims to explain it. This course examines these two theories and the role(s)of probability in physics.