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

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Irreversibility The statement (7) asserts that, when an isolated macroscopic

system changes in time, it tends to do so in a very definite direction—namely,

from a less

change ...

Irreversibility The statement (7) asserts that, when an isolated macroscopic

system changes in time, it tends to do so in a very definite direction—namely,

from a less

**random**to a more**random**situation. We could observe the process ofchange ...

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The timeindependent equilibrium situation which is ultimately attained

corresponds therefore to the most

gas over all the molecules. Each molecule has then, on the average, the same

energy and ...

The timeindependent equilibrium situation which is ultimately attained

corresponds therefore to the most

**random**distribution of the total energy of thegas over all the molecules. Each molecule has then, on the average, the same

energy and ...

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It remained for Einstein in 1905 to give the correct explanation in terms of

fluctuations to tions about their sites in the Solids which constitute the mirror and

fiber.) Although the total energy E. 4- El of the torsion pendulum is constant, ...

It remained for Einstein in 1905 to give the correct explanation in terms of

**random**fluctuations to tions about their sites in the Solids which constitute the mirror and

fiber.) Although the total energy E. 4- El of the torsion pendulum is constant, ...

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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