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The Concept of Entropy as the Foundation for Statistical Mechanics

Statistical mechanics is the microscopic foundation for thermodynamics. In addition to its practical applications, it plays a key role in ongoing research about the relationship between general relativity and quantum physics. This article gives a concise introduction to statistical mechanics, illustrated using a simple model that has practical applications.

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