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

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Fluctuations where not all, but a predominant majority of the molecules are found

in one half of the box, would

of occurrence would still be exceedingly small. Hence we arrive at the following ...

Fluctuations where not all, but a predominant majority of the molecules are found

in one half of the box, would

**occur**somewhat more frequently; but this frequencyof occurrence would still be exceedingly small. Hence we arrive at the following ...

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If the fluctuations

very close to its most probable value #N, under what conditions can we expect to

find situations where n differs very appreciably from #NP Such situations can ...

If the fluctuations

**occurring**in this gas in equilibrium are such that n is ordinarilyvery close to its most probable value #N, under what conditions can we expect to

find situations where n differs very appreciably from #NP Such situations can ...

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P.5 Occurrence of misprints Assume that the typographical errors committed by a

typesetter

contains 600 such misprints. Use the Poisson distribution to calculate the

probability ...

P.5 Occurrence of misprints Assume that the typographical errors committed by a

typesetter

**occur**completely at random. Suppose that a book of 600 pagescontains 600 such misprints. Use the Poisson distribution to calculate the

probability ...

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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