## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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The reader will be assumed to be familiar with the most rudimentary

concepts. It is important to keep in mind that whenever it is desired to describe a

situation from a statistical point of view (i.e., in terms of

The reader will be assumed to be familiar with the most rudimentary

**probability**concepts. It is important to keep in mind that whenever it is desired to describe a

situation from a statistical point of view (i.e., in terms of

**probabilities**), it is always ...Page 27

1 • S Comments on continuous

a single variable u which can assume any value in the continuous range a\ < u <

a2. To give a

1 • S Comments on continuous

**probability**distributions Consider first the case ofa single variable u which can assume any value in the continuous range a\ < u <

a2. To give a

**probability**description of such a situation, one can focus attention ...Page 463

Let P(l) = the

collision. Of course P(0) = 1, since a molecule has no chance of colliding in a

time t — » 0, i.e., it certainly manages to survive for a vanishingly short time. On

the ...

Let P(l) = the

**probability**that such a molecule survives a time t without suffering acollision. Of course P(0) = 1, since a molecule has no chance of colliding in a

time t — » 0, i.e., it certainly manages to survive for a vanishingly short time. On

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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