## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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The quantum number m can then

roughly speaking, one can say that the spin can point either "up" or "down" with

respect to the 2 axis. Example 2 Consider a system consisting of N particles ...

The quantum number m can then

**assume**the two values m = ^ or M = — -J; i.e.,roughly speaking, one can say that the spin can point either "up" or "down" with

respect to the 2 axis. Example 2 Consider a system consisting of N particles ...

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Suppose that there are among these states a certain number Q(E; yk) of states for

which some parameter y of the system

might be the magnetic moment of the system, or the pressure exerted by the

system ...

Suppose that there are among these states a certain number Q(E; yk) of states for

which some parameter y of the system

**assumes**the value yi,. The parametermight be the magnetic moment of the system, or the pressure exerted by the

system ...

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10*5 Alternative derivation of the van der Waals equation It is instructive to

discuss the problem of the nonideal gas in an alternative way which, though very

crude, does not specifically

focusing ...

10*5 Alternative derivation of the van der Waals equation It is instructive to

discuss the problem of the nonideal gas in an alternative way which, though very

crude, does not specifically

**assume**that the gas is dilute. One proceeds byfocusing ...

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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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