## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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... without needing to evaluate a single integral. Equation (7-5-7) is the so-called "

mean value of each inde- pendent quadratic term in the energy is equal to jkT.

... without needing to evaluate a single integral. Equation (7-5-7) is the so-called "

**equipartition theorem**" of classical statistical mechanics. In words it states that themean value of each inde- pendent quadratic term in the energy is equal to jkT.

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A It should be emphasized that the

statistical mechanics. In the correct quantum-mechanical description a system

has a set of possible energy levels, as indicated in Fig. 7-5-1, where E0 is the ...

A It should be emphasized that the

**equipartition theorem**is valid only in classicalstatistical mechanics. In the correct quantum-mechanical description a system

has a set of possible energy levels, as indicated in Fig. 7-5-1, where E0 is the ...

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It is not immediately obvious that (15- 17-2) follows immediately from the classical

parameter of the system and consider the free energy F of the circuit as a ...

It is not immediately obvious that (15- 17-2) follows immediately from the classical

**equipartition theorem**.* One can, however, regard the current / as a macroscopicparameter of the system and consider the free energy F of the circuit as a ...

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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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