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

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We shall not learn how to

Indeed, some of the questions which we have raised (e.g., calculations of phase

transformations such as melting or vaporization), give rise to problems which ...

We shall not learn how to

**discuss**all such problems in the remainder of this book.Indeed, some of the questions which we have raised (e.g., calculations of phase

transformations such as melting or vaporization), give rise to problems which ...

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We can, however, meaningfully

any specified magnitude results from the interaction process; or, more simply, we

can merely ask for the mean energy transfer resulting from the interaction ...

We can, however, meaningfully

**discuss**the probability that an energy transfer ofany specified magnitude results from the interaction process; or, more simply, we

can merely ask for the mean energy transfer resulting from the interaction ...

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The postulate of equal a priori probabilities then provides a simple basis for the

general quantitative

to consider in detail the interactions which bring about the equilibrium situation; ...

The postulate of equal a priori probabilities then provides a simple basis for the

general quantitative

**discussion**of such systems. In particular, it is not necessaryto consider in detail the interactions which bring about the equilibrium situation; ...

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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