## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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dE over all the energy increments gained in the process depends only on the

initial and final

on what particular process is chosen to go from i to / in evaluating the integral.

dE over all the energy increments gained in the process depends only on the

initial and final

**macrostates**. In particular, therefore, the integral does not dependon what particular process is chosen to go from i to / in evaluating the integral.

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Thus one can choose one particular

from which the mean energy is measured. For example, one can adopt the

convention of putting Ea = 0. To determine the internal energy Eb of any other ...

Thus one can choose one particular

**macrostate**a of a system as a standard statefrom which the mean energy is measured. For example, one can adopt the

convention of putting Ea = 0. To determine the internal energy Eb of any other ...

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The energy of the initial

a curve of E versus # (see Fig. 411). The energy Ea of the . state can, of course,

be set equal to zero. nple 2 Consider a system consisting of an electric resistor ...

The energy of the initial

**macrostate**is then E„ — V?. In this way one can constructa curve of E versus # (see Fig. 411). The energy Ea of the . state can, of course,

be set equal to zero. nple 2 Consider a system consisting of an electric resistor ...

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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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