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

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We emphasize that, even if the heat Q is large in absolute magnitude, it may yet

be relatively small in the comparative sense ... A system A is said to act as a

...

We emphasize that, even if the heat Q is large in absolute magnitude, it may yet

be relatively small in the comparative sense ... A system A is said to act as a

**heat****reservoir**(or heat bath) with respect to some other set of systems if it is sufficiently...

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5.15 Entropy changes for various methods of adding heat The specific heat of

water is 4.18 joules gram-1 degree 1. (a) One kilogram of water at 0°C is brought

into contact with a large

5.15 Entropy changes for various methods of adding heat The specific heat of

water is 4.18 joules gram-1 degree 1. (a) One kilogram of water at 0°C is brought

into contact with a large

**heat reservoir**at 100°C. When the water has reached ...Page 303

In accordance with our general discussion, such a perfect engine cannot be built

precisely because its sole effect would be to reduce the randomness of the

In accordance with our general discussion, such a perfect engine cannot be built

precisely because its sole effect would be to reduce the randomness of the

**heat****reservoir**by extracting energy from it. If we want to persist in our goal of ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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