Statistical mechanics
Statistical mechanics is a branch of theoretical physics and chemistry (and mathematical physics) that studies, using probability theory, the average behaviour of a mechanical system where the state o...
We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.
3 share Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries on strange states of matter
Three physicists share the Nobel Prize for their work discovering strange states of matter
A Huge Gas Cloud Is Speeding Towards The Milky Way At 310KM Per Second
Scientists have discovered where a giant gas cloud that's on a collision course with the Milky Way comes from, and the answer is closer to home than you might think.
How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
Videos of lecture series in statistical mechanics
March 30, 2009 - Leonard Susskind discusses the study of statistical analysis as calculating the probability of things subject to the constraints of a conser...
Nanoparticles found to violate second law of thermodynamics
It may be a little late for April Fool’s, but some skepticism is nonetheless warranted when reading that researchers have shown nanoparticles to disobey a fundamental law of physics which dictates the...
Ethical Trials, Targeted Ads
New method optimizes outcomes for subjects in comparison tests. Clinical trials of new drugs or devices face a problem that most empirical inquiries don’t: They must not only provide clear data about ...
Quantum Criticality In Life's Proteins
Stuart Kauffman, from the University of Calgary, and several of his colleagues have recently published a paper on the Arxiv server titled 'Quantum Criticality at the Origins of Life'. The idea of a qu...
Fick's Law of Diffusion
Learn all of the different ways to maximize the amount of particles that diffuse over a short distance over time. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease phy...
Self-organization
Self-organization is the spontaneous often seemingly purposeful formation of spatial, temporal, spatiotemporal structures or functions in systems composed of few or many components. In physics, chemis...
Self-organization - Nanoparticle film senses strain with high sensitivity
Researchers in Greece have been working on techniques to make nanoparticles in vacuum and studying self-organization phenomena. In parallel the team based at the National Technical University o...
Statistical mechanics
watch an equilibrating heisenbergmodel with monte-carlo four an alloy.
Gas
Kinetic Energy in a Gas Video from: http://www.chemtopics.com/unit07/munit7.htm.
Statistical Mechanics Lecture 1 - YouTube
Apr 16, 2013 ... (April 1, 2013) Leonard Susskind introduces statistical mechanics as one of the most universal disciplines in modern physics. He begins with a ...
Microstate (statistical mechanics)
In statistical mechanics, a microstate is a specific microscopic configuration of a thermodynamic system that the system may occupy with a certain probability in the course of its thermal fluctuations...
Thermal fluctuations
In statistical mechanics, thermal fluctuations are random deviations of a system from its average state, that occur in a system at equilibrium. All thermal fluctuations become larger and more frequen...
Boltzmann distribution law
In physics, particularly statistical mechanics, the Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution or Maxwell speed distribution describes particle speeds in idealized gases where the particles move freely inside a s...
Statistical entropy
In classical statistical mechanics, the entropy function earlier introduced by Clausius is interpreted as statistical entropy using probability theory. The statistical entropy perspective was introdu...
Partition function (statistical mechanics)
In physics, a partition function describes the statistical properties of a system in thermodynamic equilibrium. They are functions of temperature and other parameters, such as the volume enclosing a g...
Configuration integral
In physics, a partition function describes the statistical properties of a system in thermodynamic equilibrium. They are functions of temperature and other parameters, such as the volume enclosing a g...
Gibbs paradox
In statistical mechanics, a semi-classical derivation of the entropy that does not take into account the indistinguishability of particles, yields an expression for the entropy which is not extensive ...
Gibbs paradox - Wikipedia
Equation of state
In physics and thermodynamics, an equation of state is a relation between state variables. More specifically, an equation of state is a thermodynamic equation describing the state of matter under a g...
Particle statistics
Particle statistics is a particular description of multiple particles in statistical mechanics. Its core concept is a statistical ensemble that emphasizes properties of a large system as a whole at t...
Particle statistics - Wikipedia
Critical phenomena
In physics, critical phenomena is the collective name associated with thephysics of critical points. Most of them stem from the divergence of the correlation length, but also the dynamics slows down. ...