## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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We see immediately that the stability condition dp/dv < 0 is violated in the region

Vi < v < v2 where the

certainly excluded since they would lead to an intrinsically unstable situation.

We see immediately that the stability condition dp/dv < 0 is violated in the region

Vi < v < v2 where the

**curve**has positive slope. Thus values of v in this range arecertainly excluded since they would lead to an intrinsically unstable situation.

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M. Hence a

the appearance shown in Fig. 8 6-3. (The points on this

correspond to those of Fig. 8-6-2.) From this diagram one can readily see what ...

M. Hence a

**curve**of g(T,p) versus p along the constant-temperature**curve**hasthe appearance shown in Fig. 8 6-3. (The points on this

**curve**are labeled tocorrespond to those of Fig. 8-6-2.) From this diagram one can readily see what ...

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The condition (11-4-12) is satisfied everywhere along the phase transformation (

i.e., critical temperature)

the Clausius-Clapeyron equation (8-5-9), the relation (11-4-12) applied to a ...

The condition (11-4-12) is satisfied everywhere along the phase transformation (

i.e., critical temperature)

**curve**of Fig. 11-4-1. Proceeding as in the derivation ofthe Clausius-Clapeyron equation (8-5-9), the relation (11-4-12) applied to a ...

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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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