Boltzmann distribution

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Boltzmann distribution

[′bōlts·mən dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistical mechanics)
A function giving the probability that a molecule of a gas in thermal equilibrium will have generalized position and momentum coordinates within given infinitesimal ranges of values, assuming that the molecules obey classical mechanics.
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Indeed, the zero-point energy [[epsilon].sub.0], besides being a fixed quantity for each mode, is indispensable to get a discrete Boltzmann's distribution from a continuous one [12].
Indeed, calculating entropy form Gaussian or exponential distribution (like Boltzmann's distribution) one find that entropy is proportional to [ln([[sigma].sup.2]) + cte].