## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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macrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

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**Heat capacity**and specific heat Consider a macroscopic system whosemacrostate can be specified by its absolute temperature T and some other

macroscopic parameter (or set of macroscopic parameters) y. For example, y

might be the ...

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A very crude approximation suggests that the spin-dependent contribution C(T) to

the

given by c(D = c, ^2 j - i^ if ir, < t < r, = 0 otherwise The abrupt increase in specific

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A very crude approximation suggests that the spin-dependent contribution C(T) to

the

**heat capacity**of this solid has an approximate temperature dependencegiven by c(D = c, ^2 j - i^ if ir, < t < r, = 0 otherwise The abrupt increase in specific

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If this

associated with lattice vibrations, then it is impossible to reduce appreciably the

temperature of the sample (consisting of spins plus lattice).* The degrees of

freedom ...

If this

**heat capacity**becomes smaller than the small but finite**heat capacity**associated with lattice vibrations, then it is impossible to reduce appreciably the

temperature of the sample (consisting of spins plus lattice).* The degrees of

freedom ...

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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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