## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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(For example, one might know the

system can then only be in any of its states which are compatible with the

available information about the system. These states will be called the "states

accessible to ...

(For example, one might know the

**total energy**and the volume of a gas.) Thesystem can then only be in any of its states which are compatible with the

available information about the system. These states will be called the "states

accessible to ...

Page 60

For purposes of illustration, consider a system in equilibrium which is isolated so

that its

and E + &E. To make statistical predictions, we focus attention on an ensemble of

...

For purposes of illustration, consider a system in equilibrium which is isolated so

that its

**total energy**is known to have a constant value in some range between Eand E + &E. To make statistical predictions, we focus attention on an ensemble of

...

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Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state r where its

momentum is pr, then the conservation conditions for the combined system Aw of

total ...

Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state r where its

**total energy**is er and itsmomentum is pr, then the conservation conditions for the combined system Aw of

total ...

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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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