## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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This relation has practical importance, since calculations by statistical mechanics

are usually more easily performed for an assumed fixed volume, while

experimental

constant ...

This relation has practical importance, since calculations by statistical mechanics

are usually more easily performed for an assumed fixed volume, while

experimental

**measurements**are more readily carried out under conditions ofconstant ...

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8.9 Careful

a function of temperature. The temperature was

of the emf of a thermocouple whose reference junction was maintained at the ...

8.9 Careful

**measurements**were made of the vapor pressure of liquid pentane asa function of temperature. The temperature was

**measured**very precisely in termsof the emf of a thermocouple whose reference junction was maintained at the ...

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Calculate the number 91 of molecules escaping per unit time from unit area of the

surface of water in a glass at 25°C. The vapor pressure of water at this

temperature is 23.8 mm Hg. 9.15 To

nickel) ...

Calculate the number 91 of molecules escaping per unit time from unit area of the

surface of water in a glass at 25°C. The vapor pressure of water at this

temperature is 23.8 mm Hg. 9.15 To

**measure**the vapor pressure of a metal (e.g.,nickel) ...

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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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