Microcanonical Ensemble

In statistical physics, the microcanonical ensemble is a theoretical tool used to analyze an isolated thermodynamic system. In such a system, the macrostate of the system has a fixed given energy and there is one and the same probability for every accessible microstate. The microcanonical ensemble is also called the NVE ensemble because it describes a system with a fixed number of particles, a fixed volume, and a fixed energy .

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