## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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(For example, one might Ttnow the

system can then only be in any of its states which are compatible with the

available information about the system. These states will be called the '^states

accessible ...

(For example, one might Ttnow the

**total energy**and the volume of a gas.) Thesystem can then only be in any of its states which are compatible with the

available information about the system. These states will be called the '^states

accessible ...

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Denote by $>i(e) the

the quantum number associated with this partieujarjiegree of freedom when it

contributes to the system an amount of

...

Denote by $>i(e) the

**total**number of possible values which can be assumed bythe quantum number associated with this partieujarjiegree of freedom when it

contributes to the system an amount of

**energy**t or lessX, Again 9i(t) must clearly...

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Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state r where its

momentum is pr, then the conservation conditions for the combined system A(0)

of total ...

Consider the case where A can exchange both energy and momentum with the

much larger system A'. If A is in a state r where its

**total energy**is er and itsmomentum is pr, then the conservation conditions for the combined system A(0)

of total ...

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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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