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statistical mechanics


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various statistical models used in physics, as in kinetic theory, to describe the aggregate properties of large numbers of particles.

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  • noun physics The branch of physics that uses statistical laws to make theoretical predictions about macroscopic systems of particles.

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  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles


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