## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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7 13 Pressure and

kinetic point of view how a gas exerts a pressure. The basic mechanism is

certainly clear: The mean force exerted on a wall of the container is due to the

many ...

7 13 Pressure and

**momentum**transfer It is of interest to consider from a detailedkinetic point of view how a gas exerts a pressure. The basic mechanism is

certainly clear: The mean force exerted on a wall of the container is due to the

many ...

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a collision an amount of

the wall is, by Newton's laws, just equal to the mean rate of change of

of the wall. Hence the mean force on the end-wall can be obtained simply by ...

a collision an amount of

**momentum**— Ap, = 2mv. But the mean force exerted onthe wall is, by Newton's laws, just equal to the mean rate of change of

**momentum**of the wall. Hence the mean force on the end-wall can be obtained simply by ...

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One can immediately write the equation for the mean

ions contained in a unit volume by ... the [rate of change of mean

these ions] must be equal to [the mean external force exerted on these ions by

the ...

One can immediately write the equation for the mean

**momentum**balance for theions contained in a unit volume by ... the [rate of change of mean

**momentum**ofthese ions] must be equal to [the mean external force exerted on these ions by

the ...

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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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