Tag: Statistical Mechanics

  • Metastability


    Metastability denotes a system’s stable state that is not its most energetically optimal. These transient states can endure for significant durations and are observed across various domains, influencing both natural and technological behaviors.

  • Ergodicity


    Originating in thermodynamics, the concept of ergodicity posits that systems, over extended periods, equally traverse every possible state. Beyond its foundational role in physics, ergodicity impacts disciplines from mathematics to economics, shaping understanding of prolonged system dynamics.