## Basic theories of physics: heat and quanta, Volume 1 |

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### Contents

The Kinetic Hypothesis | 3 |

Statistics in Physics | 13 |

Stationary Ensembles | 27 |

Copyright | |

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angular momentum approximation assume Broglie waves canonical coordinates canonical distribution canonical ensemble cavity cell characteristic volume coefficients composite system configuration space consider constant coordinates degrees of freedom density depends derivative determine differential equation electromagnetic electrons energy levels energy surface entropy equal equilibrium equipartition law expression factor field finite force formula Fourier free particle frequency gas molecules given Hamiltonian harmonic oscillator heat transferred infinite integral interaction internal energy kinetic energy linear Liouville's theorem macroscopic mathematical matrix mean energy momentum space motion normal modes obtain Paperbound parameters partition function perturbation phase space piston possible potential energy probability problem quantization quantum mechanics quantum numbers quantum theory radiation representation represented result solutions specific heats spectra stationary statistical mechanics subsystem temperature bath theorem thermodynamics time-dependent tion total energy trajectory transitions vanishes variable vector velocity vibration wave equation wave function wave mechanics zero