## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Page 298

Using (8-4-1), the

kept constant, (»),-(&-"(£),- But by the fundamental thermodynamic relation TdS =

dE + pdV it follows that for V constant, dV = 0, and (es\ =(d_E\ \dTjy \dTJy Thus ...

Using (8-4-1), the

**condition**(8-4-3) that Go be stationary becomes, when V iskept constant, (»),-(&-"(£),- But by the fundamental thermodynamic relation TdS =

dE + pdV it follows that for V constant, dV = 0, and (es\ =(d_E\ \dTjy \dTJy Thus ...

Page 299

But the stability

process, induced by the original temperature increase, is such that the

temperature is again decreased (i.e., AT < 0). Hence it follows that AE and AT

must have ...

But the stability

**condition**expressed by Le Chatelier's principle requires that thisprocess, induced by the original temperature increase, is such that the

temperature is again decreased (i.e., AT < 0). Hence it follows that AE and AT

must have ...

Page 550

The relation (15- 1-7) expresses a

which the rate of occurrence of any transition equals the corresponding rate of

occurrence of the inverse transition; i.e., states of the same energy (for which W„

0) are ...

The relation (15- 1-7) expresses a

**condition**of detailed balance according towhich the rate of occurrence of any transition equals the corresponding rate of

occurrence of the inverse transition; i.e., states of the same energy (for which W„

0) are ...

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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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