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Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite : The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite Systems. / Lavis, David; Kuehn, Reimer; Frigg, Roman.

In: FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS, 14.06.2021.

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Lavis, D, Kuehn, R & Frigg, R 2021, 'Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite: The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite Systems', FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS.

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Lavis, D., Kuehn, R., & Frigg, R. (Accepted/In press). Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite: The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite Systems. FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS.

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Lavis D, Kuehn R, Frigg R. Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite: The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite Systems. FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS. 2021 Jun 14.

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Lavis, David ; Kuehn, Reimer ; Frigg, Roman. / Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite : The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite Systems. In: FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS. 2021.

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