Distributions of Particles and Energy
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The stability of a system is determined by the overall behaviour of the
system’s particles. In turn, this behaviour is established on the basis of the natural
distributions the particles themselves spontaneously tend to assume. They tend to
distribute across space according to a uniform spreading as the most probable outcome,
and they also tend to share their energies according to a complex, non-uniform function
that is nevertheless probabilistically equilibrated.
Accessible states, Boltzmann factor, Classical Hamiltonian, Classical
approximation, Configurational integral, Dominating configuration, Energy
variance, Indistinguishable permutations, Levelling down energy, Macrostate
fluctuation, Microstate probability, Minimum energy, Molecular partition
function, Parcels equilibration, Sequence of microstates.