## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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If two systems separately in equilibrium are characterized by the same value of

the parameter, then the systems will remain in equilibrium when brought into

values ...

If two systems separately in equilibrium are characterized by the same value of

the parameter, then the systems will remain in equilibrium when brought into

**thermal contact**with each other. 2. If the systems are characterized by differentvalues ...

Page 104

If the thermometric parameter of M does not have the same value in both cases,

then one knows that A and B will not remain in equilibrium if brought into

...

If the thermometric parameter of M does not have the same value in both cases,

then one knows that A and B will not remain in equilibrium if brought into

**thermal****contact**with each other. For suppose they did remain in equilibrium; then, after M...

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The gas is initially in

a water bath. One can now compress the gas to a volume Vt. In this process work

is done on the gas, but it can give off heat to the bath and thus remains at the ...

The gas is initially in

**thermal contact**with a heat bath at temperature 7\, e.g., witha water bath. One can now compress the gas to a volume Vt. In this process work

is done on the gas, but it can give off heat to the bath and thus remains at the ...

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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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