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How Large Must the Ensemble of Particles Be in Thermodynamics?

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:15 PM
Doug Wedel
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Default How Large Must the Ensemble of Particles Be in Thermodynamics?



The Wikipedia says that in thermodynamics "large ensembles" of objects are
studied. Is there anyway to talk about how large this ensemble must be? Or
put another way, is there a minimum set size before thermodynamics applies?


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Old 09-04-2008, 02:29 AM
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Default How Large Must the Ensemble of Particles Be in Thermodynamics?

Dear Doug Wedel:

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There is no set minimum population size. As the population gets
larger, thermodynamics fits better and better. Whether that be
one molecule being measured 100,000 times, or one measurement of
100,000 molecules.

David A. Smith


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