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

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1.28 the compressed spring A' exerts a net force on the

. Similarly, in Fig. 1.29, the compressed gas A' exerts a net force on the

confining the gas A. When the

1.28 the compressed spring A' exerts a net force on the

**piston**confining the gas A. Similarly, in Fig. 1.29, the compressed gas A' exerts a net force on the

**piston**confining the gas A. When the

**piston**is released and moves through some ...Page 129

Although the former constraint Example (ii) Consider an isolated system A*

consisting of two gases A and A' separated by a

. The

only ...

Although the former constraint Example (ii) Consider an isolated system A*

consisting of two gases A and A' separated by a

**piston**that is clamped in position. The

**piston**then acts as a constraint requiring that the states accessible to A* beonly ...

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5.9 A fluid contained in a cylinder closed by a movable

distance of the

the mean pressure p on the volume V of a particular system. The shaded area

under ...

5.9 A fluid contained in a cylinder closed by a movable

**piston**of area A. Thedistance of the

**piston**from the left wall is denoted by s. Fig. 5.10 Dependence ofthe mean pressure p on the volume V of a particular system. The shaded area

under ...

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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