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The Microcanonical Ensemble

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  • The microcanonical ensemble is built upon the so called postulate of equal a priori probabilities:

    Postulate of equal a priori probabilities: For an isolated macroscopic system in equilibrium, all microscopic states corresponding to the same set of macroscopic observables are equally probable.

    Contributors and Attributions

    Mark Tuckerman (New York University)

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