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Research Topics in Statistical Mechanics

  1. Nov 24, 2014 #1
    It seems like two main applications of statistical mechanics in academia research include the application to solid mechanics/materials and the application to heat transfer. How do statistical mechanics and thermodynamics differ in these two aspects? Is it basically the same theory applied to different phenomena?

    Thanks for anyone who knows about this.
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  3. Nov 25, 2014 #2
    Pretty much so
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