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I have a question regarding the evolution of idea in the field of thermodynamics.

Boltzmann is genereally credited with the notion of stasticis and it's relation to entropy. However, Boltzmann was inspired by the work of Maxwell (who himself followed the conceptual models of Bernoullli for the gas pressure). So why do we credit Boltzmann and not Maxwell for the "paternity" of statistics in mechanical and gas dynamics? What contribution did Boltzmann made that was so determinant?

Also, the equation s=klog(w) that is attributed to boltzmann... wasn't it Max Planck who actually wrote it down when working on his black body problem?

Thanks for helping me!