## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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The evaluation of the

difficulties. Note that the units of

degree. Suppose that the macrostate of a body is only specified by its

temperature, ...

The evaluation of the

**entropy**difference by (4-5-1) thus presents no conceptualdifficulties. Note that the units of

**entropy**are, by (4-5-1), ergs/degree or joules/degree. Suppose that the macrostate of a body is only specified by its

temperature, ...

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4 ' 6 Consequences of the absolute definition of

true that only

respect to some chosen standard state, are of importance. In this respect the

4 ' 6 Consequences of the absolute definition of

**entropy**In many applications it istrue that only

**entropy**differences, i.e., values of the**entropy**measured withrespect to some chosen standard state, are of importance. In this respect the

**entropy**...Page 160

5 • 4

fundamental thermodynamic relation (5 1- 5) by the procedure of Sec. 4 -5. By

virtue of (5-2 4) and the equation of state (511), the relation (5-1-5) becomes T dS

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5 • 4

**Entropy**The**entropy**of an ideal gas can readily be computed from thefundamental thermodynamic relation (5 1- 5) by the procedure of Sec. 4 -5. By

virtue of (5-2 4) and the equation of state (511), the relation (5-1-5) becomes T dS

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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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