Remembering the derivation for the Boltzmann distribution it seems to me, that it assumes that energy of a system in contact with a reservoir spreads over all degrees of freedom equally likely (sort of "structure-less"). Now I imagine correlated systems have special behaviours and reactions or tendencies, so that a statistical approach like statistical mechanics under equilibrium conditions (i.e. defineable temperature) isn't justified. Or is it?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Why are strongly-correlated systems treated with equilibrium conditions?

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