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Canonical probability distribution
In thermal physics, the canonical probability distribution is a statistical function which equates to the Boltzmann factor divided by the partition function. The function was introduced by Willard Gibbs in his 1901 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics.
Additional recommended knowledge
The probability of an element of the canonical ensemble having energy Ei is given by:
Where and kB is the Boltzmann Constant.
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