## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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Example 1 Consider again the very simple example of an isolated system of

three

states of the system can be labeled by the orientation of each

this ...

Example 1 Consider again the very simple example of an isolated system of

three

**spins**5 in a large external magnetic field H. The approximate quantumstates of the system can be labeled by the orientation of each

**spin**with respect tothis ...

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A case of very frequent occurrence is that where the nuclei of the atoms in the

system have nuclear

temperature T0, the entropy (or number of states) associated with the degrees of

...

A case of very frequent occurrence is that where the nuclei of the atoms in the

system have nuclear

**spins**. If one brings such a system to some sufficiently lowtemperature T0, the entropy (or number of states) associated with the degrees of

...

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There are two possible cases which may arise: either (a) the particles have

integral

There are two possible cases which may arise: either (a) the particles have

integral

**spin**or (6) the particles have half-integral**spin**. a. Particles with integral**spin**(Bose-Einstein statistics): This is the case where each particle has a total**spin**...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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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