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

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Hence energy can be transferred from A to A' (or from A' to A) as a result of many

successive interactions between the ... Let us denote by E the energy of system A

(i.e., the

Hence energy can be transferred from A to A' (or from A' to A) as a result of many

successive interactions between the ... Let us denote by E the energy of system A

(i.e., the

**total energy**, kinetic plus potential, of all the atoms in A); similarly let us ...Page 109

quantum numbers {n,ny,n,} has an energy which depends on the dimensions L.,

Ly, Le of the box. ... Then the laws of mechanics require that the

this system (i.e., the total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles in the ...

quantum numbers {n,ny,n,} has an energy which depends on the dimensions L.,

Ly, Le of the box. ... Then the laws of mechanics require that the

**total energy**ofthis system (i.e., the total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles in the ...

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For instance, in the case of an isolated system merely known to have an energy

between E and E + 6E, all quantum states ... Suppose that this system is isolated

and known to have a

...

For instance, in the case of an isolated system merely known to have an energy

between E and E + 6E, all quantum states ... Suppose that this system is isolated

and known to have a

**total energy**which Example (ii) Consider a system A* which...

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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