## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Suppose, for example, that the system consists of atoms having nuclear spin t (

e.g., the system might be a silver spoon). Each spin can have two possible

orientations. If spin-

orientations do ...

Suppose, for example, that the system consists of atoms having nuclear spin t (

e.g., the system might be a silver spoon). Each spin can have two possible

orientations. If spin-

**independent**interactions are very small, these twoorientations do ...

Page 152

Despite their apparent innocuousness, these statements allow one to draw an

impressive number of remarkable conclusions which are completely

of any specific models assumed to describe the microscopic constituents of a ...

Despite their apparent innocuousness, these statements allow one to draw an

impressive number of remarkable conclusions which are completely

**independent**of any specific models assumed to describe the microscopic constituents of a ...

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But all the variables Xi, «»,..., xn are not

by the condition (A- 10-2). Since one equation connects the variables, one of the

variables, say, xn, can by (A • 10 □ 2) be expressed^ in terms of the other (n ...

But all the variables Xi, «»,..., xn are not

**independent**, since they are interrelatedby the condition (A- 10-2). Since one equation connects the variables, one of the

variables, say, xn, can by (A • 10 □ 2) be expressed^ in terms of the other (n ...

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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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