## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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This is the approach of "

thermodynamics plus a large number of general relations for calculating the

macroscopic parameters of the system from a knowledge of its microscopic

constituents.

This is the approach of "

**statistical mechanics**." It yields all the results ofthermodynamics plus a large number of general relations for calculating the

macroscopic parameters of the system from a knowledge of its microscopic

constituents.

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Simple applications of

chapter dealt with some detailed microscopic aspects of the general theory of

Chapter 3. As a result of this discussion, we have acquired some very powerful

tools for ...

Simple applications of

**statistical mechanics**the discussion of the precedingchapter dealt with some detailed microscopic aspects of the general theory of

Chapter 3. As a result of this discussion, we have acquired some very powerful

tools for ...

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Sommerfeld, A.: "Thermodynamics and

New York, 1956. (Chapters 3 and 5 contain a good discussion of kinetic theory.)

Waldman, L.: "Transporterscheinungen in Gasen von mittlerem Druck," in ...

Sommerfeld, A.: "Thermodynamics and

**Statistical Mechanics**," Academic Press,New York, 1956. (Chapters 3 and 5 contain a good discussion of kinetic theory.)

Waldman, L.: "Transporterscheinungen in Gasen von mittlerem Druck," in ...

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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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