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

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Infinitesimal

process in which the system A, by virtue of its interaction with some other system

A', is brought from an equilibrium situation described by a mean energy E and ...

Infinitesimal

**quasi**-**static**process Consider a completely general**quasi**-**static**process in which the system A, by virtue of its interaction with some other system

A', is brought from an equilibrium situation described by a mean energy E and ...

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Since the left side of (35) depends only on the initial and final macrostates, the

value of the integral on the right side of (35) must be independent of the particular

...

Since the left side of (35) depends only on the initial and final macrostates, the

value of the integral on the right side of (35) must be independent of the particular

**quasi**-**static**process chosen to go from macrostate a to macrostate b. Thus so has...

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Suppose now that the volume of the gas is changed quasi-statically; then the

temperature and pressure of the gas must change correspondingly. Indeed, the

relation (43) must be valid at all stages of the

Suppose now that the volume of the gas is changed quasi-statically; then the

temperature and pressure of the gas must change correspondingly. Indeed, the

relation (43) must be valid at all stages of the

**quasi**-**static**process if we put do =.### What people are saying - Write a review

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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