## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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The system A' is then said to act as a "

to the smaller system if it is so large that its temperature parameter remains

essentially unchanged irrespective of any amount of heat Q' which it may absorb

from ...

The system A' is then said to act as a "

**heat reservoir**," or "heat bath," with respectto the smaller system if it is so large that its temperature parameter remains

essentially unchanged irrespective of any amount of heat Q' which it may absorb

from ...

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PROBLEMS 4.1 (a) One kilogram of water at 0°C is brought into contact with a

large

been the change in entropy of the water? of the

system ...

PROBLEMS 4.1 (a) One kilogram of water at 0°C is brought into contact with a

large

**heat reservoir**at 100°C. When the water has reached 100°C, what hasbeen the change in entropy of the water? of the

**heat reservoir**? of the entiresystem ...

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5- 11 -3 is indeed a highly desirable "perfect engine"; i.e., working in a cycle, it

extracts

producing any other effect on the environment. But a perfect engine of this kind is,

...

5- 11 -3 is indeed a highly desirable "perfect engine"; i.e., working in a cycle, it

extracts

**heat**from a**reservoir**and performs an equivalent amount of work withoutproducing any other effect on the environment. But a perfect engine of this kind 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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