## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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What can one say about the relative probability of finding the system in any such

state? One can hope to make some general statements in the simple case where

the

What can one say about the relative probability of finding the system in any such

state? One can hope to make some general statements in the simple case where

the

**isolated system**is in equilibrium. Such an equilibrium situation is ...Page 201

ENSEMBLES REPRESENTATIVE OF SITUATIONS OF PHYSICAL INTEREST 61

some information available about the physical situation under consideration .

ENSEMBLES REPRESENTATIVE OF SITUATIONS OF PHYSICAL INTEREST 61

**Isolated system**In giving a statistical description of a system, one always hassome information available about the physical situation under consideration .

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of Sec. 3 1, as summarized in the second law of thermodynamics, we know that

any spontaneously occurring process is such that the entropy of the system ...

8 ' 1

**Isolated system**Consider a thermally**isolated system**A. From our discussionof Sec. 3 1, as summarized in the second law of thermodynamics, we know that

any spontaneously occurring process is such that the entropy of the system ...

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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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