Stateestical mechanics

Stateestical mechanics is a branch o theoretical pheesics that studies, uisin probability theory, the average behaviour o a mechanical seestem whaur the state o the seestem is uncertain.[1][2][3][note 1]


  1. The term stateestical mechanics is whiles uised tae refer tae anly stateestical thermodynamics. This airticle taks the broader view. Bi some defineetions, stateestical pheesics is an even broader term which stateestically studies ony teep of pheesical seestem, but is eften taken tae be synonymous wi stateestical mechanics.


  1. Gibbs, Josiah Willard (1902). Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
  2. Tolman, R. C. (1938). The Principles of Statistical Mechanics. Dover Publications. ISBN 9780486638966.
  3. Balescu, Radu (1975). Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471046004.