## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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2-7 -5 the falling weight w is connected through a string to a paddle wheel, which

is thus made to rotate and to churn the

that the weight descends with uniform speed a distance s. Then the energy of the

...

2-7 -5 the falling weight w is connected through a string to a paddle wheel, which

is thus made to rotate and to churn the

**liquid**in which it is immersed. Supposethat the weight descends with uniform speed a distance s. Then the energy of the

...

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At point C, the so-called "critical point," the

volume change AV between

there is no further phase transformation, since there exists only one "fluid" ...

At point C, the so-called "critical point," the

**liquid**- gas equilibrium line ends. Thevolume change AV between

**liquid**and gas has then approached zero; beyond Cthere is no further phase transformation, since there exists only one "fluid" ...

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The temperature of the

by pumping away the vapor over the

lowest practically feasible value, t Thus it is quite easy by modern techniques to ...

The temperature of the

**liquid**can be readily reduced further to about 1°K simplyby pumping away the vapor over the

**liquid**and thus reducing its pressure to thelowest practically feasible value, t Thus it is quite easy by modern techniques to ...

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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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