A New Challenge for Statistical Mechanics
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Traditionally we understand the need for probability in statistical mechanics to arise primarily from insufficient knowledge regarding initial conditions. But nonlinearities in the equations of motion can introduce irregular behavior that may lead to new phenomena, so that it is necessary to investigate how the role of probability in statistical mechanics may be affected by this observation. We conclude that the important effects are related to macroscopic equations derived from statistical mechanics.
KeywordsStatistical Mechanic Rayleigh Number Strange Attractor Macroscopic Equation Irregular Behavior
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