## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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When one is dealing with a macroscopic system of very precisely specified

energy, the mathematical difficulties encountered in the evaluation of (6 -7 -1)

can therefore be circumvented to excellent

calculating ...

When one is dealing with a macroscopic system of very precisely specified

energy, the mathematical difficulties encountered in the evaluation of (6 -7 -1)

can therefore be circumvented to excellent

**approximation**. For purposes ofcalculating ...

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10-2 Debye

frequencies is a complicated problem. Although fairly good calculations of <r(w)

can be made for solids of simple structure, it is useful to employ less laborious ...

10-2 Debye

**approximation**The calculation of the number <t(oj) of normal-modefrequencies is a complicated problem. Although fairly good calculations of <r(w)

can be made for solids of simple structure, it is useful to employ less laborious ...

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We shall therefore attack the problem by the simplest method of

the molecular-field theory of Pierre Weiss. 10-7 Weiss molecular -field

central atom.

We shall therefore attack the problem by the simplest method of

**approximation**,the molecular-field theory of Pierre Weiss. 10-7 Weiss molecular -field

**approximation**Focus attention on a particular atom j, which we shall call the "central atom.

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### Contents

Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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