## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Imagine that the container is a box in the form of a parallelepiped, the area of one

end- wall being A. How many molecules per unit time strike this end-wall?

Suppose that there are in this gas n molecules per

move in ...

Imagine that the container is a box in the form of a parallelepiped, the area of one

end- wall being A. How many molecules per unit time strike this end-wall?

Suppose that there are in this gas n molecules per

**unit volume**. Since they allmove in ...

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Let us now give an approximate simple calculation of the coefficient of viscosity. If

there areji molecules per

along the z direction. Half of these, or j^n molecules per

...

Let us now give an approximate simple calculation of the coefficient of viscosity. If

there areji molecules per

**unit volume**, roughly one-third of them have velocitiesalong the z direction. Half of these, or j^n molecules per

**unit volume**, have mean...

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Let the number of ions per

applied in the z direction. We should like to find the electrical conductivity <rei of

the ...

Let the number of ions per

**unit volume**be n, the number of neutral molecules per**unit volume**be n\. The temperature is T, and a small uniform electric field 8 isapplied in the z direction. We should like to find the electrical conductivity <rei of

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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