## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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When the piston is undamped, a new equilibrium situation is ultimately reached

with the piston in a new

water? (6) How far from the left end of the cylinder will the piston come to rest?

When the piston is undamped, a new equilibrium situation is ultimately reached

with the piston in a new

**position**. (a) What is the increase in temperature of thewater? (6) How far from the left end of the cylinder will the piston come to rest?

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(6) What is the magnitude (x — x)2 of the thermal fluctuations of the object about

its equilibrium

object when the fluctuations are so large that [(x — i)2]* = x. What is the minimum

...

(6) What is the magnitude (x — x)2 of the thermal fluctuations of the object about

its equilibrium

**position**? (c) It becomes impracticable to measure the mass of anobject when the fluctuations are so large that [(x — i)2]* = x. What is the minimum

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SOLIDS 10 ' 1 Lattice vibrations and normal modes Consider a solid consisting of

N atoms. Denote the

corresponding cartesian coordinates by xu, xn, x<3; denote the equilibrium

SOLIDS 10 ' 1 Lattice vibrations and normal modes Consider a solid consisting of

N atoms. Denote the

**position**vector of the ith atom of mass m, by r,, itscorresponding cartesian coordinates by xu, xn, x<3; denote the equilibrium

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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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