## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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At point C, the so-called "critical point," the

volume change AV between

there is no further phase transformation, since there exists only one "fluid" ...

At point C, the so-called "critical point," the

**liquid**- gas equilibrium line ends. Thevolume change AV between

**liquid**and gas has then approached zero; beyond Cthere is no further phase transformation, since there exists only one "fluid" ...

Page 327

Since the insulation is not perfect, an amount of heat Q per second flows into the

independent of whether the temperature of the

reach ...

Since the insulation is not perfect, an amount of heat Q per second flows into the

**liquid**and evaporates some of it. (This heat influx Q is essentially constant,independent of whether the temperature of the

**liquid**is T0 or less.) In order toreach ...

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(a) With these assumptions, write down the partition function for a

consisting of Ni molecules. (6) Write down the chemical potential n, for N,

molecules of the vapor in a volume V, at the temperature T. Treat it as an ideal

gas. (c) Write ...

(a) With these assumptions, write down the partition function for a

**liquid**consisting of Ni molecules. (6) Write down the chemical potential n, for N,

molecules of the vapor in a volume V, at the temperature T. Treat it as an ideal

gas. (c) Write ...

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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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