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

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former constraint while keeping the system isolated (i.e., while preventing the

system from interacting with any other system with which it can exchange energy)

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**tion**of the ensemble of systems cannot be restored merely by reimposing theformer constraint while keeping the system isolated (i.e., while preventing the

system from interacting with any other system with which it can exchange energy)

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(22) where the first term on the right is the kinetic energy of its center-of-mass mo.

the states. The canonical distribution allows us to write down immediately an ...

(22) where the first term on the right is the kinetic energy of its center-of-mass mo.

**tion**and the second term is its intramolecular energy of rotation and vibration inthe states. The canonical distribution allows us to write down immediately an ...

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can be estimated from the elastic properties of the solid under consideration.

Suppose, for example, that a small pressure Ap is applied to a solidf; as a result,

the ...

**tion**. Numerical estimates The magnitude of the atomic frequency of oscillation acan be estimated from the elastic properties of the solid under consideration.

Suppose, for example, that a small pressure Ap is applied to a solidf; as a result,

the ...

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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