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

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Our aim will be to combine statistical considerations with our knowledge of the

laws of

The resulting theory, therefore, is called statistical

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Our aim will be to combine statistical considerations with our knowledge of the

laws of

**mechanics**applicable to the particles constituting a macroscopic system.The resulting theory, therefore, is called statistical

**mechanics**. The reasoning that...

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In the case of ordinary coins of uniform density, there is nothing intrinsic in the

laws of

more frequently than the other. Hence we are led to introduce the postulate that “

a ...

In the case of ordinary coins of uniform density, there is nothing intrinsic in the

laws of

**mechanics**which implies that one face of a coin should land uppermostmore frequently than the other. Hence we are led to introduce the postulate that “

a ...

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But there is nothing intrinsic in the laws of

any one of the accessible states of a system compared to any other one. Thus,

contemplating the ensemble of systems as time goes on, we do not expect that

the ...

But there is nothing intrinsic in the laws of

**mechanics**which gives preference toany one of the accessible states of a system compared to any other one. Thus,

contemplating the ensemble of systems as time goes on, we do not expect that

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