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

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The fact that the absolute

with increasing N while the relative

decreases with increasing N is illustrated explicitly by the graphs of Figs.

The fact that the absolute

**magnitude**of fluctuations, (measured by An) increaseswith increasing N while the relative

**magnitude**of fluctuations (measured by An/n)decreases with increasing N is illustrated explicitly by the graphs of Figs.

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... be. comes different from E. Indeed, it is shown in Appendix A.3 that P(E)

becomes negligibly small compared to its maximum value when E differs from E

by appreciably more than an amount AE whose

E AE ...

... be. comes different from E. Indeed, it is shown in Appendix A.3 that P(E)

becomes negligibly small compared to its maximum value when E differs from E

by appreciably more than an amount AE whose

**magnitude**is roughly of the orderE AE ...

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(38) The order of

definition (32) of Y and the approximate expression (3.38) for Q(E). Thus we can

write for any ordinary system with a ground state energy Eo ln Q - f(E – Eo) +

constant.

(38) The order of

**magnitude**of AE can readily be estimated by using thedefinition (32) of Y and the approximate expression (3.38) for Q(E). Thus we can

write for any ordinary system with a ground state energy Eo ln Q - f(E – Eo) +

constant.

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### Contents

Characteristic Features of Macroscopic Systems | 1 |

A I | 2 |

I | 6 |

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