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

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If the

very close to its most probable value #N, under what conditions can we expect to

find situations where n differs very appreciably from #NP Such situations can ...

If the

**fluctuations**occurring in this gas in equilibrium are such that n is ordinarilyvery close to its most probable value #N, under what conditions can we expect to

find situations where n differs very appreciably from #NP Such situations can ...

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[The

all the molecules of the surrounding gas were removed. In that case the total

energy of the torsion pendulum would still consist of two parts, the energy E., due

to ...

[The

**fluctuations**of the mirror would be modified, but would not disappear, even ifall the molecules of the surrounding gas were removed. In that case the total

energy of the torsion pendulum would still consist of two parts, the energy E., due

to ...

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The existence of

particularly true whenever one is interested in measuring small effects or signals,

since these may be obscured by the intrinsic

The existence of

**fluctuations**can have important practical consequences. This isparticularly true whenever one is interested in measuring small effects or signals,

since these may be obscured by the intrinsic

**fluctuations**ever-present in the ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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