## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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macrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

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**Heat capacity**and specific heat Consider a macroscopic system whosemacrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

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A very crude approximation suggests that the spin-dependent contribution C(T) to

the

given by C(T) = Ci ^2 ^ - 1^ if |2\ < T < T, - 0 otherwise The abrupt increase in ...

A very crude approximation suggests that the spin-dependent contribution C(T) to

the

**heat capacity**of this solid has an approximate temperature dependencegiven by C(T) = Ci ^2 ^ - 1^ if |2\ < T < T, - 0 otherwise The abrupt increase in ...

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The mean energy of these electrons is therefore unaffected by temperature so

that these electrons contribute nothing to the

other hand, the small number Net{ of electrons in the small energy range of order

k ...

The mean energy of these electrons is therefore unaffected by temperature so

that these electrons contribute nothing to the

**heat capacity**(9 • 16 □ 12). On theother hand, the small number Net{ of electrons in the small energy range of order

k ...

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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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