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Abigale
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Mar27-13, 06:20 AM
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Hey Guys,

I have got a question.
English is not my first language.

Is the "equal-probability-principle" the same as "the equal-a-priori-probability-postulate"?

Do both names describe the same process?

Thx
Abby
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Mar27-13, 11:34 AM
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Hey Guys,

I have got a question.
English is not my first language.

Is the "equal-probability-principle" the same as "the equal-a-priori-probability-postulate"?

Do both names describe the same process?

Thx
Abby
I have not heard the phrase "equal-probability-principle", but I believe that the "equal-a-priori-probability-postulate" refers to the assumption in statistical mechanics that for a system in equilibrium, all reachable microscopic states of the same energy are equally probable.


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