## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Our knowledge of the physical situation leads us to expect that there is nothing in

the laws of mechanics which, ... This description is complete since, if \f/ is thus

specified at any time t, the equations of motion of

Our knowledge of the physical situation leads us to expect that there is nothing in

the laws of mechanics which, ... This description is complete since, if \f/ is thus

specified at any time t, the equations of motion of

**quantum mechanics**allow ...Page 119

Remark This last statement would not be true if the system were described in

terms of classical mechanics. ... What happens effectively in

is that there exists a natural unit of cell size according to which ho is to be put

equal ...

Remark This last statement would not be true if the system were described in

terms of classical mechanics. ... What happens effectively in

**quantum mechanics**is that there exists a natural unit of cell size according to which ho is to be put

equal ...

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This description is not correct quantum mechanically, but is interesting for

purposes of comparison.

description is, of course, the one which is actually applicable. But when

This description is not correct quantum mechanically, but is interesting for

purposes of comparison.

**Quantum mechanics**The quantum-mechanicaldescription is, of course, the one which is actually applicable. But when

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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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