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The determination of the

a measurement of macroscopic work. If one considers a system which is

thermally insulated so that it cannot absorb any heat, then Q = 0 and one has

simply AE ...

The determination of the

**internal energy**E of a system is, by (3 11-2), reducible toa measurement of macroscopic work. If one considers a system which is

thermally insulated so that it cannot absorb any heat, then Q = 0 and one has

simply AE ...

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The first law (3-11-2) applied to any infinitesimal process yields the relation dQ =

dE + dW where dE is the change of

consideration. If the process is quasi-static, the second law (3-11-2) allows one to

...

The first law (3-11-2) applied to any infinitesimal process yields the relation dQ =

dE + dW where dE is the change of

**internal energy**of the system underconsideration. If the process is quasi-static, the second law (3-11-2) allows one to

...

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Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state ... The number of states Q'(E') accessible

to A' depends on its

...

Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state ... The number of states Q'(E') accessible

to A' depends on its

**internal energy**E' with respect to its center of mass. Since the...

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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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