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The Non-Isolated System: the Boltzmann Distribution

  • Don KoksEmail author
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Abstract

Up until now, we have studied only large systems that could be treated as isolated. But statistical methods cannot necessarily be applied to small isolated systems; we cannot, for example, give any meaning to the temperature of a single atom. And even if a system isn’t small, it might not be isolated.

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  1. 1.AdelaideAustralia

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