## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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small ranges of magnitude SE, the magnitude of 8E determining the precision

within which one chooses to measure the energy of the system. For a

macroscopic ...

**Denote**the energy of the system by E. Subdivide the energy scale into equalsmall ranges of magnitude SE, the magnitude of 8E determining the precision

within which one chooses to measure the energy of the system. For a

macroscopic ...

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3C(

mass of the molecule; tt(st)

translational state labeled st. 3Ce

3C(

**denotes**the Hamiltonian describing the translational motion of the center ofmass of the molecule; tt(st)

**denotes**the corresponding translational energy of thetranslational state labeled st. 3Ce

**denotes**the Hamiltonian describing the ...Page 557

We shall

Wnt(+ •——▻ — +) where + and — indicate up and down orientations of the

nucleus n, and + and — up and down orientations of the electron e. The nuclei

interact ...

We shall

**denote**the transition probability per unit time due to this interaction byWnt(+ •——▻ — +) where + and — indicate up and down orientations of the

nucleus n, and + and — up and down orientations of the electron e. The nuclei

interact ...

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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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