## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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If one contemplates

resulting from the interaction can be written as the differential dE. The

dW; ...

If one contemplates

**infinitesimal**changes, the small increment of mean energyresulting from the interaction can be written as the differential dE. The

**infinitesimal**amount of work done by the system in the process will be denoted bydW; ...

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Clearly dF in (2 111) is simply the

values of the function F. The

differential; it is also called an "exact differential" to distinguish it from other kinds

of ...

Clearly dF in (2 111) is simply the

**infinitesimal**difference between two adjacentvalues of the function F. The

**infinitesimal**quantity dF is here just an ordinarydifferential; it is also called an "exact differential" to distinguish it from other kinds

of ...

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system A, by virtue of its interaction with system A', is brought from an equilibrium

state described by E and xa(a = 1, . . . , n) to an infini- tesimally different

equilibrium ...

**Infinitesimal**quasi-static process Consider a quasi-static process in which thesystem A, by virtue of its interaction with system A', is brought from an equilibrium

state described by E and xa(a = 1, . . . , n) to an infini- tesimally different

equilibrium ...

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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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