Why is statistics important? Remember we are dealing with Avogadro’s number of DoFs. If we are going to calculate the dynamics of this system by calculating the dynamics of each particles. To store one screenshot of the system with each DoF take only 8 bits, we need \(10^23\) bytes that is \(10^17\) GB. It is not even possible to store only one screenshot of the system. So time to change our view of these kind of systems.
What is mechanics? It deals with dynmaics in the following way:
Description of initial state
Time evolution of the system
Extraction of observables
and the energy density that he measures is: