## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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... integral formulation 502 13-4

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equation formulation 508 13-7 Equivalence of the two formulations 610 13-8

... integral formulation 502 13-4

**Example**: calculation of electrical conductivity504 13-5

**Example**: calculation of viscosity 507 13-6 Boltzmann differentialequation formulation 508 13-7 Equivalence of the two formulations 610 13-8

**Examples**of ...Page 5

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considering that a very large number 31 (in principle, 31 — > <x> ) of similar pairs

of dice are thrown under similar circumstances. (Alternatively one could imagine

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**example**, in throwing a pair of dice, one can give a statistical description byconsidering that a very large number 31 (in principle, 31 — > <x> ) of similar pairs

of dice are thrown under similar circumstances. (Alternatively one could imagine

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We illustrate this postulate with a few simple

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Its total energy is then known to have some constant value; suppose that it is

known to ...

We illustrate this postulate with a few simple

**examples**.**Example**1 In theprevious

**example**of a system of three spins, assume that the system is isolated.Its total energy is then known to have some constant value; suppose that it is

known to ...

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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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