A problem of the equivalence of statistical ensembles is critically analyzed. It is shown, that although different probability distributions of statistical physics have the same behavior in the thermodynamic limit, there are physical observables -- semi-intensive variables -- which keep memory of the underlying ensembles. This property is an universal one and can be observed even in the simplest case of the grand canonical and canonical ensembles of the classical statistical physics.
- Pub Date:
- November 2007
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics
- 5 pages, Talk given at the conference ''New Trends in High Energy Physics'', Crimea 2007, Yalta, 15-22 September 2007