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

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It is, however, free to oscillate about this site and should, to good approximation,

perform simple harmonic motion about this

on the average, equal to its kinetic energy. Suppose that the walls consist of ...

It is, however, free to oscillate about this site and should, to good approximation,

perform simple harmonic motion about this

**position**. Its potential energy is then,on the average, equal to its kinetic energy. Suppose that the walls consist of ...

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4.17 In (a) all the atoms of the solid (indicated by black circles) are shown in their

normal

are unoccupied. At higher temperatures some of the interstitial

4.17 In (a) all the atoms of the solid (indicated by black circles) are shown in their

normal

**positions**while the possible interstitial**positions**(indicated by white dots)are unoccupied. At higher temperatures some of the interstitial

**positions**are ...Page 232

The energy of the molecule anywhere within the container is thus independent of

the

classically in terms of the three

The energy of the molecule anywhere within the container is thus independent of

the

**position**vector r of the molecule. The state of the molecule is describedclassically in terms of the three

**position**coordinates x,y,z of the molecule and its ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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