## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Our aim will be (1) to derive general probability statements for a variety of

situations of

macroscopic quantities (such as entropies or specific heats) from a knowledge of

the ...

Our aim will be (1) to derive general probability statements for a variety of

situations of

**physical**interest and (2) to describe practical methods for calculatingmacroscopic quantities (such as entropies or specific heats) from a knowledge of

the ...

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To show this explicitly, we recall that Z in (6 5 3) is a function of both • The

situation is completely analogous to that encountered in (3-12-1), where all

consequence (the ...

To show this explicitly, we recall that Z in (6 5 3) is a function of both • The

situation is completely analogous to that encountered in (3-12-1), where all

**physical**quantities could be expressed in terms of In Q. The**physical**consequence (the ...

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The S function is a mathematical representation of a very common

approximation, the "

point charge.) It corresponds to a finite

charge) ...

The S function is a mathematical representation of a very common

**physical**approximation, the "

**physical**point." (An example is the electron considered as apoint charge.) It corresponds to a finite

**physical**quantity (e.g., an electricalcharge) ...

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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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