## Statistical Physics, Volume 5Elementary college physics course for students majoring in science and engineering. |

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In a statistical ensemble of such systems, every system is known to be in one of

its

the system is found in any given one of these

In a statistical ensemble of such systems, every system is known to be in one of

its

**accessible**quantum states. We should then like to predict the probability thatthe system is found in any given one of these

**accessible**states. In particular ...Page 113

An isolated system, by definition, is said to be in equilibrium if the probability of

finding the system in each one of its

this case the mean value of every measurable macroscopic parameter of the ...

An isolated system, by definition, is said to be in equilibrium if the probability of

finding the system in each one of its

**accessible**states is independent of time. Inthis case the mean value of every measurable macroscopic parameter of the ...

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(i) The special case where Q = Q, The system is then found with equal probability

in each one of the Q = Q, states which are

original constraints. The equilibrium situation of the system thus remains ...

(i) The special case where Q = Q, The system is then found with equal probability

in each one of the Q = Q, states which are

**accessible**to it after the removal of theoriginal constraints. The equilibrium situation of the system thus remains ...

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### Contents

Characteristic Features of Macroscopic Systems | 1 |

A I | 2 |

I | 6 |

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absolute temperature absorbed accessible approximation assume atoms average Avogadro's calculate classical collision Consider constant container corresponding cules denote discussion distribution ensemble entropy equal equilibrium situation equipartition theorem example exchange energy expression external parameters fluctuations function given heat capacity heat Q heat reservoir Hence ideal gas initial internal energy interval isolated system kinetic energy large number left half liquid ln Q macroscopic parameters macroscopic system macrostate magnetic field magnetic moment magnitude mass mean energy mean number mean pressure mean value measured mechanics mole molecular momentum number of molecules occur oscillator particle particular partition phase space piston position possible values Prob quantity quantum numbers quasi-static random relation result simply solid specific heat spin system statistical statistical ensemble statistically independent Suppose thermal contact thermal interaction thermally insulated thermometer tion total energy total magnetic total number unit volume velocity