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In summary, the probability of the system being in a microstate Ei is proportional to the multiplicity of the reservoir, and this is not conditional probability. The probability of finding the system in energy E is proportional to the product of probabilities of the system and the reservoir, and for a given energy Ei for a microstate, the system can rearrange into another microstate with the same energy.

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The canonical ensemble is a statistical mechanical model used to describe the behavior of a system in thermal equilibrium with a heat bath. It is characterized by a fixed number of particles, a fixed volume, and a fixed temperature.

The canonical ensemble differs from other ensembles, such as the microcanonical ensemble and grand canonical ensemble, in that it considers a system with a fixed number of particles rather than a fixed energy or a variable number of particles.

The canonical ensemble is a powerful tool for understanding the thermodynamic properties of a system at a given temperature. It allows us to calculate the average values of various physical quantities, such as energy and entropy, and make predictions about the behavior of the system.

The canonical ensemble is closely related to the Boltzmann distribution, which describes the probability of a system being in a particular state at a given temperature. The Boltzmann distribution is used to calculate the probability of a system being in a particular energy state in the canonical ensemble.

The canonical ensemble can be used to solve a wide range of problems in statistical mechanics, such as calculating the average energy of a system, determining the partition function, and predicting the behavior of a system at different temperatures. It is an essential tool for understanding the thermodynamic properties of a system in thermal equilibrium.

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