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The study of large, complicated systems by means of statistics and probability theory, in order to extract average properties and to provide a connection between mechanics and thermodynamics.

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I have a couple of questions regarding the grand potential at equilibrium. I am well aware that in the grand canonical ensemble, particles and energy can be exchanged. I also understand why the grand …
asked Mar 20 by user107224
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I have read in a few (relatively credible) sources (e.g. Cambridge Tripos exam) that the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution can be valid for interacting particles, but I have not been able to find a …
asked May 15 by user107224
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I am currently learning about Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). I understand that the ground state is rapidly populated when the temperature goes below the critical temperature. This macroscopic occup …
asked Mar 4 by user107224
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For an ultrarelativistic ideal gas, I know that $p=\frac{u}3$; $TV^3 =$ constant; $pV\propto T$. For a photon gas, I know that the first two results apply as well. However, I am unsure if the thir …
asked Feb 17 by user107224
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A photon of visible light with energy 2 eV is absorbed by a macroscopic body held at room temperature. By what factor does $\Omega$ for the macroscopic body change? My instincts tell me that …
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I am currently revising quantum gases, and a small but confusing thought experiment has been bugging me for a while. I understand the bookwork stuff on photons and how a photon gas in a blackbody cav …
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