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

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this information determines the kind of

since this ensemble must consist solely of systems which satisfy all the conditions

satisfied by the particular system under consideration. Example Suppose that we

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this information determines the kind of

**statistical ensemble**to be contemplated,since this ensemble must consist solely of systems which satisfy all the conditions

satisfied by the particular system under consideration. Example Suppose that we

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its systems exhibiting any particular event is the same at every time (or

equivalently, if the probability of occurrence of any particular event in this

ensemble is ...

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**statistical ensemble**of systems is said to be time-independent if the number ofits systems exhibiting any particular event is the same at every time (or

equivalently, if the probability of occurrence of any particular event in this

ensemble is ...

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Summary of Definitions

of mutually noninteracting systems, each of which satisfies the same conditions

as those known to be satisfied by a particular system under consideration.

Summary of Definitions

**statistical ensemble**An assembly of a very large numberof mutually noninteracting systems, each of which satisfies the same conditions

as those known to be satisfied by a particular system under consideration.

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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