# Gibbs paradox

The **Gibbs paradox** serves to highlight the differences between indistinguishable particles and distinguishable particles, whose partition functions are distinct. This leads to the entropy for the ideal gas to be either extensive (which it should be) or not.

## References[edit]

- Related reading

- Barry M. Casper and Susan Freier ""Gibbs Paradox" Paradox", American Journal of Physics
**41**pp. 509-511 (1973) - Peter D. Pesic "The principle of identicality and the foundations of quantum theory. I. The Gibbs paradox", American Journal of Physics
**59**pp. 971-974 (1991) - E. T. Jaynes "The Gibbs Paradox", in
*Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods*, Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics , Vol. 50 Kluwer Academic Publishers (1992) ISBN 978-0-7923-4311-0 - S.-K. Lin "Gibbs paradox of entropy of mixing: experimental facts, its rejection and the theoretical consequences", Electronic Journal of Theoretical Chemistry
**1**pp. 135-151 (2001) - Chih-Yuan Tseng and Ariel Caticha1 "Yet another resolution of the Gibbs paradox: an information theory approach", AIP Conference Proceedings
**617**pp. 331-339 (2002) - Denis J. Evans, Stephen R. Williams, and Debra J. Searles "On the entropy of relaxing deterministic systems", Journal of Chemical Physics
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