## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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3- 1, yet the number of states accessible to it, and

Equilibrium conditions Consider the equilibrium between the systems A and A' in

the simple case where the external parameters are the volumes V and V of the ...

3- 1, yet the number of states accessible to it, and

**hence**its entropy, increases.Equilibrium conditions Consider the equilibrium between the systems A and A' in

the simple case where the external parameters are the volumes V and V of the ...

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-sectional area dA and of a length v dt making an angle 8 with the z axis will

strike the wall within the time interval dt; the molecules lying outside this cylinder

will ...

**Hence**all molecules of this type which lie within the infinitesimal cylinder of cross-sectional area dA and of a length v dt making an angle 8 with the z axis will

strike the wall within the time interval dt; the molecules lying outside this cylinder

will ...

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independent of the direction of polarization of the radiation, i.e., the radiation field

in the enclosure is unpolarized. Argument: Suppose that /„(«) did depend on the

direction ...

**Hence**we can conclude that /.W = /.(«), where k = |k| 3. The number /isindependent of the direction of polarization of the radiation, i.e., the radiation field

in the enclosure is unpolarized. Argument: Suppose that /„(«) did depend on the

direction ...

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### Contents

Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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