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

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Our aim will be to combine

laws of mechanics applicable to the particles constituting a macroscopic system.

The resulting theory, therefore, is called

...

Our aim will be to combine

**statistical**considerations with our knowledge of thelaws of mechanics applicable to the particles constituting a macroscopic system.

The resulting theory, therefore, is called

**statistical**mechanics. The reasoning that...

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The task of giving a

formulated very precisely. In a

is known to be in one of its accessible quantum states. We should then like to ...

The task of giving a

**statistical**description of a macroscopic system can now beformulated very precisely. In a

**statistical**ensemble of such systems, every systemis known to be in one of its accessible quantum states. We should then like to ...

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... 325n Poiseuille's flow formulas, 348 Poisson distribution, 355–356, 374

Polarization of spins, 178–179, 214 Postulates, 111–116 of equal a priori

probabilities, 115 of

electromagnetic radiation, ...

... 325n Poiseuille's flow formulas, 348 Poisson distribution, 355–356, 374

Polarization of spins, 178–179, 214 Postulates, 111–116 of equal a priori

probabilities, 115 of

**statistical**mechanics, 113–115 Pressure, 40 ofelectromagnetic radiation, ...

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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