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

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1.2 Schematic diagram illustrating the 4 different ways in which 2 molecules can

be distributed between the two halves of a box. of them enter the

box, while others leave it. Hence the number n of molecules actually located in

the ...

1.2 Schematic diagram illustrating the 4 different ways in which 2 molecules can

be distributed between the two halves of a box. of them enter the

**left half**of thebox, while others leave it. Hence the number n of molecules actually located in

the ...

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1.2 Schematic diagram illustrating the 4 different ways in which 2 molecules can

be distributed between the two halves of a box. of them enter the

box, while others leave it. Hence the number n of molecules actually located in

the ...

1.2 Schematic diagram illustrating the 4 different ways in which 2 molecules can

be distributed between the two halves of a box. of them enter the

**left half**of thebox, while others leave it. Hence the number n of molecules actually located in

the ...

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Similarly, the case where no molecule at all is in the

since there is again only one such configuration of the molecules out of 2N

possible configurations. Thus the probability Po of finding no molecule located in

the ...

Similarly, the case where no molecule at all is in the

**left half**is also very specialsince there is again only one such configuration of the molecules out of 2N

possible configurations. Thus the probability Po of finding no molecule located in

the ...

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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