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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 isolated system is in equilibrium. Such an equilibrium situation is ...
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Isolated system In giving a statistical description of a system, one always has
some information available about the physical situation under consideration .
8 ' 1 Isolated system Consider a thermally isolated system A. From our discussion
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 ...
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