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A generalized equipartition theorem

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters A
0375-9601
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(80)90307-2
Disciplines
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract Taking advantage of the ergodic theorem we show that for almost every configuration of a macroscopic, i.e. infinite, perfect harmonic crystal in thermal equilibrium the energy per degree of freedom equals 1 2 k B T. The classical equipartition theorem, which asserts that this is only true on the average, trivially follows.

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