macroscopic theory

macroscopic theory

[¦mak·rə¦skäp·ik ′thē·ə·rē]
(physics)
A theory concerning only phenomena observable with the naked eye or with an ordinary light microscope, and not with the behavior of atoms, molecules, or their constituents which may underlie these phenomena.
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Further, it might be noted that, while a large number of Santilli's applications refer to what are essentially small systems and thermodynamics is a macroscopic theory, exactly how thermodynamics will apply in these cases is not yet completely clear.
7) So there are temperature distributions which (so far as the standard macroscopic theory are concerned) can never be the end product of any process of conduction.