Temperature in the classical microcanonical ensemble

Rickayzen, Gerald and Powles, Jack G. (2001) Temperature in the classical microcanonical ensemble. Journal of Chemical Physics, 114 (9). pp. 4333-4334. ISSN 0021-9606. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We show that a formula for the temperature of a classical system, originally given by Rugh, can be generalized. The result is that the inverse of the temperature is proportional to the average of the function ∇.(B/B.∇H), where H is the Hamiltonian of the system and B is an arbitrary vector function of the coordinates in phase space. Special cases of the new formula include a number of familiar results including the virial theorem.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: 15 AMER INST PHYSICS 403LR
Uncontrolled keywords: DYNAMICAL-APPROACH
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Maggie Francis
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 15:35
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:35
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11760 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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