A story of entropy as told through a probability distribution

Introduction

The fields of chemistry and physics are not truly distinct, and knowledge from one often informs the other. There are few places where this is more apparent than when discussing topics in quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. As anyone who has taken more than one course in these will tell you, beyond a point they begin to blend together. But nevertheless, making a distinction between them can be helpful.

How can we do that? Let’s begin with a container of air. …

Vidushi Shukla

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, Data Science

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