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An introduction to the thermodynamic and macrostate levels of nonequivalent ensembles
PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
  • H Touchette
  • RS Ellis, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B Turkington
Publication Date
2004
Abstract

This short paper presents a nontechnical introduction to the problem of nonequivalent microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Both the thermodynamic and the macrostate levels of definition of nonequivalent ensembles are introduced. The many relationships that exist between these two levels are also explained in simple physical terms.

Pages
138-146
Citation Information
H Touchette, RS Ellis and B Turkington. "An introduction to the thermodynamic and macrostate levels of nonequivalent ensembles" PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS Vol. 340 Iss. 1-3 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_ellis/35/