Microscopic States

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Entropic Elasticity of An Ideal Chain
... What is the microscopic origin of such an entropic force or pressure? The most general answer is that the effect of thermal fluctuations tends to bring a thermodynamic ... tend to bring a system toward its macroscopic state of maximum entropy ... the case of the ideal chain? First, for our ideal chain, a microscopic state is characterized by the superposition of the states of each individual monomer (with i varying from 1 to N) ...
Demon Algorithm - Motivation
... temperature) can result from different microscopic properties (e ... every individual particle to simulate microscopic properties is computationally very expensive ... Monte Carlo methods can overcome this problem by sampling microscopic states according to stochastic rules instead of modeling the complete microphysics ...
Grand Canonical Ensemble
... put together to mirror the calculated probability distribution of microscopic states of a given physical system which is being maintained in a given macroscopic state ... Assuming such a statistical ensemble consists of an overall collection of N microscopic states, the ensemble is constructed so that the proportion pi/N of members of the ensemble which are in microscopic ... the ensemble is an imaginary static collection of microscopic states created to mirror the statistics of the successive fluctuations of the macroscopic physical system which is being modeled ...

Famous quotes containing the words states and/or microscopic:

    fundamentally an organism has conscious mental states if and only if there is something that it is like to be that organism—something it is like for the organism.
    Thomas Nagel (b. 1938)

    The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as small, trivial, flat, in two banal dimensions, drained of color. Wasn’t there something reassuring about it!—that human beings were in fact merely images of a kind registered in one another’s eyes and brains, phenomena composed of microscopic flickering dots like atoms. They were atoms—nothing more. A quick switch of the dial and they disappeared and who could lament the loss?
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