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1.9 Classical and quantum approaches
2.1 Introduction
2.2 What is probability?
2.3 Combining probabilities
2.4 The two-state system
2.5 Combinatorial analysis
2.6 The binomial distribution
2.7 The mean, variance, and standard deviation
2.8 Application to the binomial distribution
2.9 The Gaussian distribution
2.10 The central limit theorem
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Specification of the state of a many particle system
3.3 The principle of equal a priori probabilities
3.4 The H theorem
3.5 The relaxation time
3.6 Reversibility and irreversibility
3.7 Probability calculations
3.8 Behaviour of the density of states
4.1 A brief history of heat and work
4.4 Quasi-static processes
4.5 Exact and inexact differentials
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Thermal interaction between macrosystems
5.3 Temperature
5.4 Mechanical interaction between macrosystems
5.5 General interaction between macrosystems
5.6 Entropy
5.7 Properties of entropy
5.8 Uses of entropy
5.9 Entropy and quantum mechanics
5.10 The laws of thermodynamics
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The equation of state of an ideal gas
6.3 Heat capacity or specific heat
6.4 Calculation of specific heats
6.5 Isothermal and adiabatic expansion
6.6 Hydrostatic equilibrium of the atmosphere
6.7 The isothermal atmosphere
6.8 The adiabatic atmosphere
6.9 Heat engines
6.10 Refrigerators
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Boltzmann distributions
7.3 Paramagnetism
7.4 Mean values
7.5 Partition functions
7.6 Ideal monatomic gases
7.7 Gibb’s paradox
7.8 The equipartition theorem
7.9 Harmonic oscillators
7.10 Specific heats
7.11 Specific heats of gases
7.12 Specific heats of solids
7.13 The Maxwell distribution
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Symmetry requirements in quantum mechanics
8.3 An illustrative example
8.4 Formulation of the statistical problem
8.5 Fermi-Dirac statistics
8.6 Photon statistics
8.7 Bose-Einstein statistics
8.8 Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics
8.9 Quantum statistics in the classical limit
8.10 The Planck radiation law
8.11 Black-body radiation
8.12 The Stefan-Boltzmann law
8.13 Conduction electrons in a metal
8.14 White-dwarf stars
8.15 The Chandrasekhar limit
8.16 Neutron stars
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Mecanica Statistica

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