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

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These parameters are called

system may be known to be located in a given external magnetic field B or a

given external electric field £. Since the presence of such fields affects the motion

of ...

These parameters are called

**external parameters**of the system. For example, thesystem may be known to be located in a given external magnetic field B or a

given external electric field £. Since the presence of such fields affects the motion

of ...

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General interaction In the most general case, interacting systems are neither

adiabatically isolated, nor are their

useful to write the total mean energy change of an interacting system, such as A,

in the ...

General interaction In the most general case, interacting systems are neither

adiabatically isolated, nor are their

**external parameters**kept fixed. It is thenuseful to write the total mean energy change of an interacting system, such as A,

in the ...

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4 by considering what happens when the

systems are allowed to vary. The interaction may then involve the performance of

work as well as the exchange of heat. By understanding this general case, we

shall ...

4 by considering what happens when the

**external parameters**of interactingsystems are allowed to vary. The interaction may then involve the performance of

work as well as the exchange of heat. By understanding this general case, we

shall ...

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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