macrostate

macrostate

[′mak·rō‚stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
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The Boltzman entropy of the initial distribution of temperature may be calculated as k log(P) where k is the Boltzmann constant and P is the number of microstates compatible with the actual macrostate, that is, with the actual value of our function at the boundary ).
where P is the number of microstates (or complexions) in the actual physical final macrostate and k is Boltzmann's constant.
6 Formulating the concept of entropy as measuring the number of possible microstates corresponding to the given macrostate, the second law of thermodynamics will tell us that in spontaneous natural processes, the macrostates are shifted towards new macrostates in which the number of possible microstates is higher.
These 3+1 elementary steps, occurring continuously and simultaneously, together form an "elementary timestep," which altogether represents the biological organization of microstates into macrostates that correspond to biological behavior.
In a sense we "collapse" the brain geometry from a spatial extension to a pointwise representation in the macrostate space.
From the point of view of this paper, the relationships between macrostate variables are more pertinent.
Sleep onset and scale of vigilance Macrostate space representation also enables study of the process of transition from wakefulness to sleep.
The major conclusions from these findings are: (a) SCs and their correlates, GFSBs, can be "mapped" into the macrostate space and distinguished by their position, and (b) the assignment of SCs to regions or locations in the macrostate space may show individual features (cf.
Significantly, emergence theory also claims that the emergent macrostates are efficient causes in their own right.
Finally, because emergence theory treats emergent macrostates as causal, there is a parallel with Aristotle's persistent claims that the soul (along with states of the soul) is a real cause: an efficient and final cause, and not merely a formal cause.
Adaptations and knowledge may be viewed as macrostates (the "phenotype" level) to which numerous microstates (the "genotype" level) belong.