## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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2 * 7 Mechanical interaction A system which cannot interact thermally with any

other system is said to be "thermally isolated," (or "

to prevent thermal interaction between any two systems by keeping them

spatially ...

2 * 7 Mechanical interaction A system which cannot interact thermally with any

other system is said to be "thermally isolated," (or "

**thermally insulated**"). It is easyto prevent thermal interaction between any two systems by keeping them

spatially ...

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Thus dQ denotes just an infinitesimal amount of heat absorbed during a process;

like dW, it is, in general, not an exact differential. Of course, if the system is

work ...

Thus dQ denotes just an infinitesimal amount of heat absorbed during a process;

like dW, it is, in general, not an exact differential. Of course, if the system is

**thermally insulated**so that Q = 0, Eq. (2 8 2) implies that Wif = (2 11-8) Then thework ...

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11 2 Magnetic cooling Since it is possible to do work on a sample by changing

the applied magnetic field, it is also possible to heat or cool a

sample by changing a magnetic field. This provides a commonly used method to

...

11 2 Magnetic cooling Since it is possible to do work on a sample by changing

the applied magnetic field, it is also possible to heat or cool a

**thermally insulated**sample by changing a magnetic field. This provides a commonly used method to

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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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