## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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described in terms of quantum mechanics. Throughout this book our theoretical

discussion of systems of many such particles will, therefore, be based

consistently on ...

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**classical**description Atoms and molecules are properlydescribed in terms of quantum mechanics. Throughout this book our theoretical

discussion of systems of many such particles will, therefore, be based

consistently on ...

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Since h0 is an arbitrary constant in the present

arbitrary additive constant in the entropy. Note that (7-3-5) agrees exactly with the

entropy expression derived by macroscopic reasoning in (5-4-4). It is only ...

Since h0 is an arbitrary constant in the present

**classical**calculation, a0 is somearbitrary additive constant in the entropy. Note that (7-3-5) agrees exactly with the

entropy expression derived by macroscopic reasoning in (5-4-4). It is only ...

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In the

handled. Turning the molecule end-for-end is the same as interchanging the two

identical nuclei. We have counted such a turning over by 180° as a distinct state

in ...

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**classical**limit, where (9 12 12) is valid, the indistinguishability is easilyhandled. Turning the molecule end-for-end is the same as interchanging the two

identical nuclei. We have counted such a turning over by 180° as a distinct state

in ...

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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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