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(Their total energy remains constant, of course, since the combined system A{0)

consisting of A and A' is isolated.) ... One can, however, describe the situation

conveniently in terms of the change in

(Their total energy remains constant, of course, since the combined system A{0)

consisting of A and A' is isolated.) ... One can, however, describe the situation

conveniently in terms of the change in

**mean energy**of each of the systems.Page 211

Another situation of physical interest is that where a system A consists of a fixed

number N of particles in a given volume V, but where the only information

available about the energy of the system is its(

common ...

Another situation of physical interest is that where a system A consists of a fixed

number N of particles in a given volume V, but where the only information

available about the energy of the system is its(

**mean energy**E?j This is a verycommon ...

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Rather, it is to be determined by the condition that the

with the distribution (6-4-2) is indeed equal to the specified mean value E, i.e., by

the condition (6-4-3) In short, when one is dealing with a system in contact with a

...

Rather, it is to be determined by the condition that the

**mean energy**calculatedwith the distribution (6-4-2) is indeed equal to the specified mean value E, i.e., by

the condition (6-4-3) In short, when one is dealing with a system in contact with a

...

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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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