## Statistical physics, Part 1 |

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### Contents

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS 1 Statistical distributions | 1 |

2 Statistical independence | 6 |

3 Liouvillcs theorem | 9 |

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absolute zero angular momentum atoms axis body Boltzmann Bose Bravais lattice calculate chemical potential classical closed system co-ordinates coefficient components condition consider constant corresponding critical point crystal defined degrees of freedom denote density depends derivative determined distribution function electron entropy equal equation expansion expression Fermi gas finite fluctuations formula free energy frequency gases Gibbs distribution given gives Hamiltonian Hence ideal gas integral interaction ions kinetic energy liquid low temperatures macroscopic mass matrix mean value molecule momenta motion number of particles obtain partition function phase space phase transition phonons pressure PROBLEM properties Quantum Mechanics quasi-particles radiation reciprocal lattice regarded relation respect result rotational solid solution solvent specific heat spectrum spin statistical substance Substituting subsystem suffix summation superfluid surface symmetry thermal thermodynamic potential thermodynamic quantities tion total number transition point vapour variables vector velocity vibrations volume wave functions