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These comments show that the system A' acts like a momentum reservoir with a

discussed in Sec. 6-2 is apparent. It is, indeed, of some interest to discuss briefly

...

These comments show that the system A' acts like a momentum reservoir with a

**mass**M' much larger than that of A . The analogy to the case of energy reservoirsdiscussed in Sec. 6-2 is apparent. It is, indeed, of some interest to discuss briefly

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where the first term on the right is the kinetic energy of the center of

the second term, which arises only if the molecule is not monatomic, designates

the internal energy of rotation and vibration of the atoms with respect to the ...

where the first term on the right is the kinetic energy of the center of

**mass**motion;the second term, which arises only if the molecule is not monatomic, designates

the internal energy of rotation and vibration of the atoms with respect to the ...

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3C| denotes the Hamiltonian describing the translational motion of the center of

the translational state labeled st. 3C, denotes the Hamiltonian describing the ...

3C| denotes the Hamiltonian describing the translational motion of the center of

**mass**of the molecule; «((s() denotes the corresponding translational energy ofthe translational state labeled st. 3C, denotes the Hamiltonian describing the ...

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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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