noun

*used with a sing. verb*

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

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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The branch of physics that applies statistical principles to the mechanical behavior of large numbers of small particles (such as molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles) in order to explain the overall properties of the matter composed of such particles. The **kinetic theory** of heat is an example of statistical mechanics; the laws of thermodynamics can all be explained using statistical mechanics. Both classical physics and quantum mechanics have been used in the development of statistical mechanical theories.

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Noun

(*uncountable*)

- (physics) The branch of physics that uses statistical laws to make theoretical predictions about macroscopic systems of particles.

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