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

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1.10, consider again the box divided into two equal parts by a

half of the box contains N molecules of gas, while its right half is empty. Imagine

now that the

1.10, consider again the box divided into two equal parts by a

**partition**. The lefthalf of the box contains N molecules of gas, while its right half is empty. Imagine

now that the

**partition**is suddenly removed—but only partly (as shown in Fig.Page 126

The system tends, therefore, to change in time until it ultimately attains the

equilibrium situation where it is found with equal probability in each one of the QF

states now accessible to it. Example Suppose that the

The system tends, therefore, to change in time until it ultimately attains the

equilibrium situation where it is found with equal probability in each one of the QF

states now accessible to it. Example Suppose that the

**partition**in Fig. 3.8 is (...) (.Page 184

4.19 Mean pressure expressed in terms of

system described in Prob. 4.18. The system is in thermal equilibrium with a heat

reservoir at the absolute temperature T, but may be arbitrarily complicated (e.g., ...

4.19 Mean pressure expressed in terms of

**partition**function Consider again thesystem described in Prob. 4.18. The system is in thermal equilibrium with a heat

reservoir at the absolute temperature T, but may be arbitrarily complicated (e.g., ...

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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