## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Most of the mathematical manipulations encountered in making thermodynamic

calculations involve changing variables and taking partial

ambiguity, it is customary to indicate explicitly by subscripts which of the ...

Most of the mathematical manipulations encountered in making thermodynamic

calculations involve changing variables and taking partial

**derivatives**. To avoidambiguity, it is customary to indicate explicitly by subscripts which of the ...

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variables, (dE/dT)p denotes a partial

variable p is kept constant. These two partial

equal. If one simply wrote the partial

would not ...

variables, (dE/dT)p denotes a partial

**derivative**where the other independentvariable p is kept constant. These two partial

**derivatives**are, in general, notequal. If one simply wrote the partial

**derivative**(dE/dT) without a subscript, itwould not ...

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The essential content of the Maxwell relations is the existence of a connection

between the cross

of the Maxwell relations is a statement asserting that [the

of ...

The essential content of the Maxwell relations is the existence of a connection

between the cross

**derivatives**of these two kinds of quantities. Specifically, eachof the Maxwell relations is a statement asserting that [the

**derivative**of a variableof ...

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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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