DCSB Seminar Series presents – Hagai Meirovitch, PhD, Professor Emeritus, DCSB, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
S120 Biomedical Science Tower

Historically, classical thermodynamics was developed prior to the advent of statisti-cal mechanics. However, in many textbooks statistical mechanics is derived based on some assumptions and then its relation to classical thermodynamics is estab-lished. In this talk we present a simple derivation of statistical mechanics based on classical thermodynamics. Fundamental aspects of the theory are discussed, in par-ticular with respect to entropy and computer simulation.

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