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I study statistics and not physics, but I am interested in the role probabilities have within physics, e.g. within classical mechanics. I wonder whether it is possible to understand classical mechanics (or any other physical field that is based on probabilities) with basically no pre-knowledge of physics? And if so how would you recommend me to approach this topic. My main interest is the philosophical interpretation of probabilities (are probabilities objetive, etc.) and I am currently reading the book "Probabilities in physics" (2011) which is sometimes hard to follow without an understanding of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, etc.. What I hope for is that an understanding of statistical mechanics will improve my understanding of probabilities.
So my question is basically which books would you recommend to achieve this goal? Or which topics would you reccoomend me to try to understand?