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

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We denote their energies under these circumstances by E. and Ei', respectively.

Imagine now that the systems A and A' are placed in contact with each other so

that they are free to

...

We denote their energies under these circumstances by E. and Ei', respectively.

Imagine now that the systems A and A' are placed in contact with each other so

that they are free to

**exchange energy**by thermal interaction. There are two cases...

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3.9 Two systems A and A' with fixed external parameters and free to

* attains its final equilibrium situation where it. Example Once the gas in our ...

3.9 Two systems A and A' with fixed external parameters and free to

**exchange****energy**. The combined system A", consisting of A and A', is isolated. other) until A* attains its final equilibrium situation where it. Example Once the gas in our ...

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Suppose that A and A' are then placed in thermal contact so that they are free to

extremely improbable one, except in the special case where the respective

energies of ...

Suppose that A and A' are then placed in thermal contact so that they are free to

**exchange energy**with each other. The resulting situation is ordinarily anextremely improbable one, except in the special case where the respective

energies of ...

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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