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**quantum**number m can then assume the two values m = ? or m = — f; i.e.,roughly speaking, one can say that the spin can point either "up" or "down" with

respect to the z axis. Example 2 Consider a system consisting of N particles ...

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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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