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

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If it is positive, the value n.1 will almost always

fluctuation in n (such as that indicated by the peak X in Fig. 1.8). If it is negative, it

will almost always

...

If it is positive, the value n.1 will almost always

**correspond**to the maximum of afluctuation in n (such as that indicated by the peak X in Fig. 1.8). If it is negative, it

will almost always

**correspond**to the minimum of a fluctuation in n. The argument...

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B(E) = 0E T Q GE (9) and the

thus the fundamental condition which determines the particular value E of the

energy of A (and

...

B(E) = 0E T Q GE (9) and the

**corresponding**definition for 8'(E'). The relation (8) isthus the fundamental condition which determines the particular value E of the

energy of A (and

**corresponding**value E = E – E of the energy of A') which occurs...

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Even a gentle maximum of S = k ln Q

itself and thus of the probability P. Hence it follows that y ordinarily assumes with

overwhelming probability values very close to the particular value j where the ...

Even a gentle maximum of S = k ln Q

**corresponds**to a very sharp maximum of Qitself and thus of the probability P. Hence it follows that y ordinarily assumes with

overwhelming probability values very close to the particular value j where the ...

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### Contents

Characteristic Features of Macroscopic Systems | 1 |

A I | 2 |

I | 6 |

Copyright | |

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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