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

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It is only necessary to subdivide the domain of possible values of u into arbitrarily

small equal

some index r. The value of u in this

It is only necessary to subdivide the domain of possible values of u into arbitrarily

small equal

**intervals**of fixed size Šu. Each such**interval**can then be labeled bysome index r. The value of u in this

**interval**can be denoted by u, and the ...Page 119

We shall denote the total energy of this system by E. To facilitate the counting of

states, we shall group these states according to energy by subdividing the energy

scale into equal small

We shall denote the total energy of this system by E. To facilitate the counting of

states, we shall group these states according to energy by subdividing the energy

scale into equal small

**intervals**of fixed magnitude 6E. Thus 6E is supposed to ...Page 373

P.6 Radioactive decay Consider the alpha particles emitted by a radioactive

source during some time

subdivided into many small

emitted at ...

P.6 Radioactive decay Consider the alpha particles emitted by a radioactive

source during some time

**interval**t. One can imagine this time**interval**to besubdivided into many small

**intervals**of length At. Since the alpha particles areemitted at ...

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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