Phase space(Many particles in a box)

The phase space is a 6N dimensional space. Here we show the (x,px) subspace of the 6 dimensional phase space of a tagged particle. The points represent the state of the particle in the different member in the ensemble. At t=0, the distribution function is localized and the system is not in equilibrium. After a sufficiently long time, the system reaches equilibrium where the distribution functioon becomes uniform.

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