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Accessible States and the Fundamental Postulate of Statistical Mechanics

  • Don KoksEmail author
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Abstract

Statistical mechanics begins with our ability to count the number of configurations that the constituents of a system can occupy. The configuration of a system is more usually called its state. When a system is isolated, all of the states available to it must have the same energy.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AdelaideAustralia

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