## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Example 2

position, but each having spin 7. Here N may be large, say of the order of

Avogadro's number Na = & X 10". The quantum number m of each particle can

then assume ...

Example 2

**Consider**a system consisting of N particles considered fixed inposition, but each having spin 7. Here N may be large, say of the order of

Avogadro's number Na = & X 10". The quantum number m of each particle can

then assume ...

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and free to move in one dimension. Denote the respective position coordinates of

the two particles by X\ and x», their respective momenta by pi and pt.

**Consider**a system consisting of two weakly interacting particles, each of mass mand free to move in one dimension. Denote the respective position coordinates of

the two particles by X\ and x», their respective momenta by pi and pt.

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Example 1

partition into two equal parts, each of volume Ff. The left half of the box is filled

with gas, while the right one is empty. Here the partition acts as a constraint

which ...

Example 1

**Consider**the system shown in Fig. 2.3.2 where a box is divided by apartition into two equal parts, each of volume Ff. The left half of the box is filled

with gas, while the right one is empty. Here the partition acts as a constraint

which ...

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Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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