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

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Not only can we ask questions about macroscopic parameters of a system in

equilibrium; we can also inquire into the behavior of the atoms of which it consists

. For example, consider a

.

Not only can we ask questions about macroscopic parameters of a system in

equilibrium; we can also inquire into the behavior of the atoms of which it consists

. For example, consider a

**container**of gas maintained at some given temperature.

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The mean kinetic energy of a molecule is thus independent of the size of the

molecules of the gas are not monatomic, the additive expression (69) yields for

the ...

The mean kinetic energy of a molecule is thus independent of the size of the

**container**and simply proportional to the absolute temperature T of the gas. If themolecules of the gas are not monatomic, the additive expression (69) yields for

the ...

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Hence pV = NkT (91) Or p = nkT (92) where V = L,L,L, is the volume of the

that (92) makes no specific reference to the particular wall which was considered

in the ...

Hence pV = NkT (91) Or p = nkT (92) where V = L,L,L, is the volume of the

**container**and where n = N/V is the number of molecules per unit volume. Notethat (92) makes no specific reference to the particular wall which was considered

in the ...

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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