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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