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Frederick Reif. Fig. 3-10-1 Behavior of In Q(E) for energies E > E0. Note that 0,

the slope of the curve,

Whenever the energy of the system is significantly greater than its ground state

energy E0, ...

Frederick Reif. Fig. 3-10-1 Behavior of In Q(E) for energies E > E0. Note that 0,

the slope of the curve,

**becomes**very large for E—*E0 and that dfi/dE < 0.Whenever the energy of the system is significantly greater than its ground state

energy E0, ...

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Both of these processes

the mutual interaction between molecules is of importance. The equation of state

of any gas can be written in the general form of a series which is an expansion ...

Both of these processes

**become**interesting only if the gas is not ideal, i.e., whenthe mutual interaction between molecules is of importance. The equation of state

of any gas can be written in the general form of a series which is an expansion ...

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Hence (9 17- 12)

13) Here the first term on the right is just the result one would obtain for T — ▻ 0

corresponding to Fig. 9 16 -2. The second term represents a correction due to the

...

Hence (9 17- 12)

**becomes**^ J~ F(*M*) de = /; „(.) dt + £ (*T)» fel + □ □ □ (9 17-13) Here the first term on the right is just the result one would obtain for T — ▻ 0

corresponding to Fig. 9 16 -2. The second term represents a correction due to the

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Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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