## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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where u(rj) represents the potential energy of a molecule due to the

r lies inside the

function (7-2-2) would contain a factor e~ffa' which would equal unity ...

where u(rj) represents the potential energy of a molecule due to the

**container**, 0 ifr lies inside the

**container**oo if r lies outside the**container**In this case the partitionfunction (7-2-2) would contain a factor e~ffa' which would equal unity ...

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Suppose that a

holes through which molecules can effuse. If this

vacuum on the outside and is filled with a gas mixture of two isotopes at some ...

Suppose that a

**container**is closed off by a membrane which has very many smallholes through which molecules can effuse. If this

**container**is surrounded by avacuum on the outside and is filled with a gas mixture of two isotopes at some ...

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Wall effects are thus effectively eliminated. completely the presence of any

embedded in an infinite set of similar volumes in each of which the physical

situation is ...

Wall effects are thus effectively eliminated. completely the presence of any

**container**walls and can imagine that the volume of gas under consideration isembedded in an infinite set of similar volumes in each of which the physical

situation is ...

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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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