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What is the isolated system?

  1. Jan 18, 2012 #1
    As we know the microcanonical ensemble is concerned with the isolated system.
    What is the definition of isolated system here? Can we call here each system which only is not in contact with any source of temeperature (No matter how much work is done) an isolated system?
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  3. Jan 19, 2012 #2


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    (Why are you posting this to the High Energy/Nuclear Physics forum??)

    To be described by the microcanonical ensemble, a system must have a fixed number of particles N, a fixed volume V and a fixed energy E.
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