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4 * 4 Heat capacity and

macrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

4 * 4 Heat capacity and

**specific heat**Consider a macroscopic system whosemacrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

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Measurements of the

discussed in Sec. 4-2. In measuring heat by the comparison method (or method

of mixtures), it used to be popular to select water as the reference substance.

Hence a ...

Measurements of the

**specific heat**involve measurements of heat of the typediscussed in Sec. 4-2. In measuring heat by the comparison method (or method

of mixtures), it used to be popular to select water as the reference substance.

Hence a ...

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On the other hand, the small number Net{ of electrons in the small energy range

of order k T near the Fermi energy n do contribute to the

end of this region F « e-** behaves as a MB distribution; hence, in accordance ...

On the other hand, the small number Net{ of electrons in the small energy range

of order k T near the Fermi energy n do contribute to the

**specific heat**. In the tailend of this region F « e-** behaves as a MB distribution; hence, in accordance ...

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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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