## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Hence it follows that if y is still small enough to satisfy (1-5-14) up to values of ij

so large that (1-5-15) is also satisfied, then (1-5-7) provides an excellent

magnitude.

Hence it follows that if y is still small enough to satisfy (1-5-14) up to values of ij

so large that (1-5-15) is also satisfied, then (1-5-7) provides an excellent

**approximation**for W throughout the entire region where W has an appreciablemagnitude.

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When one is dealing with a macroscopic system of very precisely specified

energy, the mathematical difficulties encountered in the evaluation of (6-7-1) can

therefore be circumvented to excellent

calculating ...

When one is dealing with a macroscopic system of very precisely specified

energy, the mathematical difficulties encountered in the evaluation of (6-7-1) can

therefore be circumvented to excellent

**approximation**. For purposes ofcalculating ...

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... and X « . h (7-4-6) y/ZmkT Hence the condition (7-4-3) becomes A This shows

that the classical

molecules in the gas is sufficiently small, if the temperature T is sufficiently high, ...

... and X « . h (7-4-6) y/ZmkT Hence the condition (7-4-3) becomes A This shows

that the classical

**approximation**ought to be applicable if the concentration N/V ofmolecules in the gas is sufficiently small, if the temperature T is sufficiently high, ...

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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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