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

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Consider, for instance, the particularly simple case of a monatomic gas (such as

helium (He) or argon (Ar)] in which each molecule consists of a single atom only.

The energy of such a molecule is then simply its

Consider, for instance, the particularly simple case of a monatomic gas (such as

helium (He) or argon (Ar)] in which each molecule consists of a single atom only.

The energy of such a molecule is then simply its

**kinetic energy**. Each possible ...Page 171

The mean

container and simply proportional to the absolute temperature T of the gas. If the

molecules of the gas are not monatomic, the additive expression (69) yields for

the ...

The mean

**kinetic energy**of a molecule is thus independent of the size of thecontainer and simply proportional to the absolute temperature T of the gas. If the

molecules of the gas are not monatomic, the additive expression (69) yields for

the ...

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Frederick Reif.

necessarily ideal. The energy of any molecule of mass m can then be written in

the form e = e(k) + e', where e(k) = ...

Frederick Reif.

**Kinetic energy**of a molecule in any gas Consider any gas, notnecessarily ideal. The energy of any molecule of mass m can then be written in

the form e = e(k) + e', where e(k) = ...

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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