## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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In that case practically all systems in the final

values corresponding to the most probable situation where y is very close to y.

Hence, if initially ?/, ^ y, the parameter y will change after the constraint is

removed until ...

In that case practically all systems in the final

**equilibrium situation**will havevalues corresponding to the most probable situation where y is very close to y.

Hence, if initially ?/, ^ y, the parameter y will change after the constraint is

removed until ...

Page 93

The system will therefore tend to change in time until the most probable final

reached. Equilibrium does not prevail at all stages of the process and the process

is ...

The system will therefore tend to change in time until the most probable final

**equilibrium situation**of uniform distribution of systems over accessible states isreached. Equilibrium does not prevail at all stages of the process and the process

is ...

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If such a gas is initially not in an

responsible for bringing about the ultimate

- Boltzmann velocity distribution prevails. We shall discuss the case of a gas

which ...

If such a gas is initially not in an

**equilibrium situation**, these collisions are alsoresponsible for bringing about the ultimate

**equilibrium situation**where a Maxwell- Boltzmann velocity distribution prevails. We shall discuss the case of a gas

which ...

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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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