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

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In the initial nonrandom situation, where the pendulum bob has a large amount of

energy associated with it, this energy ... Simplicity of the

discussion of the preceding sections shows that the

In the initial nonrandom situation, where the pendulum bob has a large amount of

energy associated with it, this energy ... Simplicity of the

**equilibrium situation**Thediscussion of the preceding sections shows that the

**equilibrium situation**of a ...Page 116

(a) Initial

Final

is worth pointing out that the idealized concept of

(a) Initial

**situation**. (b)**Situation**immediately after the piston has been moved. (c)Final

**situation**. Remarks concerning the applicability of**equilibrium**arguments Itis worth pointing out that the idealized concept of

**equilibrium**is, in practice, ...Page 126

The

of the constraints. (ii) The usual case where Q/ > Q; Immediately after removal of

the original constraints, the system has equal probability of being found in each ...

The

**equilibrium situation**of the system thus remains undisturbed by the removalof the constraints. (ii) The usual case where Q/ > Q; Immediately after removal of

the original constraints, the system has equal probability of being found in each ...

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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