## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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7 Probability distributions involving several

a situation involving more than one

generalizations of the probability arguments applicable to a single

7 Probability distributions involving several

**variables**The statistical description ofa situation involving more than one

**variable**requires only straightforwardgeneralizations of the probability arguments applicable to a single

**variable**.Page 152

Most of the systems considered in this chapter will be characterized by a single

external parameter, the volume V. The macrostate of such a system can then be

specified completely by t wo macroscopic

...

Most of the systems considered in this chapter will be characterized by a single

external parameter, the volume V. The macrostate of such a system can then be

specified completely by t wo macroscopic

**variables**: its external parameter V and...

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the Maxwell relations are basically equivalent ;* any one of them can be derived

from any other one by a simple change of independent

recalling explicitly why there exists this connection between

the Maxwell relations are basically equivalent ;* any one of them can be derived

from any other one by a simple change of independent

**variables**. It is worthrecalling explicitly why there exists this connection between

**variables**which is ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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