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the Maxwell

from any other one by a simple change of independent variables. It is worth

recalling explicitly why there exists this connection between variables which is ...

the Maxwell

**relations**are basically equivalent ;* any one of them can be derivedfrom any other one by a simple change of independent variables. It is worth

recalling explicitly why there exists this connection between variables which is ...

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occurs in the Maxwell

variables introduces a change of sign. Example A minus sign occurs in (5-6-2)

because the variables S and V with respect to which one differentiates are the

same ...

occurs in the Maxwell

**relation**. Any one permutation away from these particularvariables introduces a change of sign. Example A minus sign occurs in (5-6-2)

because the variables S and V with respect to which one differentiates are the

same ...

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Frederick Reif. sion coefficient to be given by kT Z) = — (15-611) a By using (15-6

-2), the

Observations of particles executing Brownian motion allowed Perrin (ca. 1910) to

measure ...

Frederick Reif. sion coefficient to be given by kT Z) = — (15-611) a By using (15-6

-2), the

**relation**(15-6 - 10) yields the explicit result <*'> = ^< (15-6-12)Observations of particles executing Brownian motion allowed Perrin (ca. 1910) to

measure ...

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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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